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John W. Fried is a member of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Counseling and Litigation for Policyholders Practice Group and serves as head of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group.
His civil practice is devoted primarily to representing policyholders whose insurance claims have been denied. He currently represents many nationally known corporations seeking insurance coverage for pollution, asbestos, toxic tort, products, property, medical stop-loss, and business interruption claims. He also represents individuals seeking insurance coverage covered by directors and officers insurance, errors and omissions insurance, and disability income insurance.
Mr. Fried’s white collar criminal defense practice involves representing business organizations and individuals who may be or who are the subjects of criminal investigations and/or prosecutions.
Before joining Flaster/Greenberg on January 1, 2013, Mr. Fried was a partner at Fried & Epstein LLP with Lee M. Epstein, also now a Flaster/Greenberg shareholder. From 1999 to 2012, their law firm successfully recovered settlements and judgments of hundreds of million dollars for their policyholder-clients. The firm achieved significant trial and appellate victories in federal and state courts, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Louisiana, Colorado, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, Delaware, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Fried was a partner at Anderson Kill & Olick PC.
From 1972 to 1990, Mr. Fried was an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. As an Assistant DA, he prosecuted crimes such as murder, bribery and narcotics trafficking. He also served as chief of the Rackets Bureau, where he supervised and tried complex fraud, larceny and public corrpution cases. In addition, he was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for purposes of prosecuting a RICO case against public officials. Thereafter, Mr. Fried became chief of the District Attorney's Trial Division, where he supervised more than 250 assistant district attorneys in a broad range of cases, ranging from disorderly conduct to murder.
Admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, Mr. Fried is an active member of the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"||New York Super Lawyers||2012|
|Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"||New York Super Lawyers||2011|
|Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"||New York Super Lawyers||2010|
|Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"||New York Super Lawyers||2009|
|Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"||New York Super Lawyers||2008|
|Pro Bono Award||Hudson Valley Legal Services||2006|
|Rated AV® Preeminent™||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Fried & Epstein, LLP||1999 - 2012|
|Partner||Anderson Kill & Olick PC||1990 - 1999|
|Assistant District Attorney||Manhattan District Attorney's Office||1972 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York City Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Fordham University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|Rutgers University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|