Biography

Karl A. Groskaufmanis is the Firm’s General Counsel, litigation partner resident in Fried Frank’s Washington, DC office and a member of the Firm’s Securities Enforcement and Regulation Practice.  He joined Fried Frank in 1988 and became a partner in 1995.

With over 25 years of experience in the securities industry, his practice has included United States Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement investigations, insider trading inquiries, internal investigations and related securities litigation.  He also advises public companies and institutional investors on the application of the securities laws to their businesses.

Mr. Groskaufmanis is a frequent speaker and author on corporate and securities law issues.  He has lectured before law school classes at Yale, Harvard and Cornell University, among others.

Mr. Groskaufmanis is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Securities: Regulation: Advisory and has been recognized in Securities: Regulation: Enforcement.  He is additionally recognized by Legal 500 in Financial Services Litigation, and has been recognized in Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense.

He received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1988, his LLB from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1987, and his BS, with honors, from Cornell University in 1984.  He was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  Mr. Groskaufmanis is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.