Steven A. Fredley



Steven Fredley is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, where he focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, complex civil litigation, and legal ethics and malpractice.

Criminal Defense & Government Investigations.  Mr. Fredley has represented numerous corporations and individuals in a wide range of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, including investigations related to international price-fixing cartels, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), mail and wire fraud, commercial bribery, “off label” use of medical devices, campaign finance violations, and financial crimes.  He has represented clients at both the trial and appellate level, and before grand juries and various branches of the Department of Justice.  Mr. Fredley has also advised foreign national clients that have been indicted or investigated by the U.S. government on substantive U.S. law and matters relating to extradition.  In addition, he has led internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients in response to allegations of wrongdoing and noncompliance with complex federal regulatory requirements.

Civil Litigation.  Mr. Fredley has served as both defense and plaintiff’s counsel and has been involved in all aspects of litigation, from initial case assessments to trials and appeals.  He has appeared before federal and state courts throughout the U.S., as well as in arbitration proceedings.  Mr. Fredley has represented a broad range of clients—from multi-national corporations to individuals—in a variety of substantive areas. These areas include antitrust, class actions, breach of contract, employment disputes, privacy, defamation, and telecommunications law.  Some of his notable representations include serving as lead counsel in a landmark decision which successfully challenged a perpetual exclusive video access arrangement under a 2007 Order of the Federal Communication Commission.  He was also a member of the trial team that obtained one of the largest Privacy Act recoveries in history and the complete vindication and exoneration of a client wrongly accused of the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Legal Ethics.  Mr. Fredley represents lawyers and law firms in disqualification proceedings and in disciplinary investigations and prosecutions.  His disciplinary experience has included matters before state bars and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED).

Mr. Fredley has dedicated his pro bono practice to representing victims of domestic abuse in civil protection matters before the D.C. Superior Court, Family Division.  His work also includes assisting clients of domestic violence on issues related to child custody and visitation.

Mr. Fredley graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason Law Review.  Prior to joining Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank W. Bullock, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, and was a member of the trial practice group of Jones Day in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Fredley has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2014 for his professional achievements in White Collar Criminal Defense, and is AV Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


George Mason University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Utah, B.S.


Hon. Frank W. Bullock, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina



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