Evan T. Barr is a partner in Fried Frank's White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations Practice, resident in the New York office.
A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Barr has represented individuals and companies in sensitive investigations and prosecutions conducted by the Department of Justice, various US Attorneys' Offices, the SEC, the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State Attorney General's Office, FINRA, FDIC, CFTC, and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Over the course of his career, he has successfully defended clients facing allegations of every type of white-collar offense, including securities and commodities fraud, public corruption, money laundering, wire and mail fraud, FCPA, and antitrust violations.
Mr. Barr is repeatedly recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of white collar criminal defense. Chambers USA praises him as an “extremely talented and capable white-collar lawyer” with a “flair for creative responses to difficult challenges” who “is renowned for inventive solutions.” A seasoned courtroom veteran, Mr. Barr has tried 12 criminal cases to verdict in federal court and has briefed and argued numerous cases before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Behind the scenes, he has also convinced prosecutors and regulators in countless matters to abandon investigations and decline to bring civil, criminal, or administrative charges against his clients.
Looking through the lens of recent high-profile prosecutions, this program will examine the legal and ethical guardrails that govern interactions between lawyers and the media on behalf of the state or clients. The program will explore applicable eth...