Managing Partners: Jim Walden
Number of partners 12
Number of lawyers: 23
Firm Overview: Founded in 2015 by three former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Walden Macht & Haran LLP is a New York-based law firm focusing on white collar defense and investigations, complex commercial disputes, monitorships, and corporate compliance. The team is known for its intelligence, integrity, and outstanding track record in high stakes matters both in and out of court.
Main Areas of Practice:
White-Collar Defense: WMH’s practice is led by formal federal prosecutors with exceptional track records in helping businesses successfully navigate sensitive investigations and high-stakes, white collar matters. The firm provides strategic counsel with proven success and credibility in an enforcement environment with higher risks of massive corporate penalties, risk of imprisonment for executives, and civil litigation.
Complex Commercial Litigation:
The firm’s practice concentrates on complex media and entertainment, antitrust, fraud, and real estate litigation. Accomplished trial lawyers and former federal prosecutors translate their extensive experience in federal and New York state courts into winning legal strategies.
Corporate monitorships allow companies to satisfy legal obligations, remediate past mistakes and safeguard against future wrongdoing. WMH has a history of successfully fulfilling government-ordered monitor positions, combining strong industry relationships, deep subject matter knowledge, and a proven commitment to transparency.
WMH has substantial experience working with companies and high-level executives to resolve their most sensitive and challenging employee matters with minimal disruption to business. The team includes one of the only former federal prosecutors practicing employment law.
Good Government & Civil Rights:
From leading the charge against school bullying to demanding safe and secure public housing for the disadvantaged, WMH is at the forefront of high-profile litigation to combat government abuses. Attorneys regularly bring Article 78 challenges in New York State, drawing on their deep familiarity with federal civil rights statutes to craft winning cases.
WMH conducts complex internal investigations in the financial, real estate, health care, industrial, automotive, energy, retail, and entertainment sectors. The firm’s investigations have covered securities fraud, insider trading, foreign bribery, antitrust offenses, accounting violations, economic-sanctions violations.