Kevin J. Harnisch is a partner in Fried Frank's Enforcement & Investigations practice group resident in the Firm's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2004.
Mr. Harnisch concentrates his practice in the areas of securities enforcement defense, securities litigation, anti-corruption counseling and enforcement, and internal investigations. He represents clients before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, self-regulatory organizations, Department of Justice, US Attorney's Offices and federal courts. Mr. Harnisch has represented corporations and their officers and directors, hedge funds, broker-dealers, investment banks and auditors.
Mr. Harnisch has been recognized by Legal 500 in Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Harnisch was a Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC. While at the SEC, he led cases regarding financial fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and municipal bond offerings.
Mr. Harnisch has authored numerous articles and he frequently lectures on anti-corruption issues and federal securities law issues.
Mr. Harnisch received his JD, magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in 1995 and his BBA, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1992. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia.