Lesley R. Fredin


Fredin, Lesley R.
Lesley Fredin focuses her practice on securities litigation and government enforcement matters and investigations.

Ms. Fredin worked at WilmerHale as a summer associate in 2010. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Reggie B. Walton of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. She also worked as a research assistant to Professor Michael Selmi at The George Washington University Law School. Prior to receiving her legal education, Ms. Fredin completed internships for several public relations firms in Washington, DC and London, England.

Publications & News


March 12, 2014

Top Five SEC Enforcement Events in 2013

An article by William McLucas, Douglas Davison and Lesley Fredin, published in the March 2014 edition of Financial Fraud Law Report.

April 2, 2012

UPDATE: Lower Courts Interpret the Supreme Court's Decision in Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders

Last summer, the Supreme Court held, in Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders, Inc., that a defendant may only be held liable for securities fraud in a private action brought under Rule 10b-5(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 if it was the "person or entity with ultimate authority" over the alleged misstatement. This alert examines the divergent paths that the lower courts have taken in applying the Janus decision.


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JD, with highest honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2011, Senior Projects Editor, The George Washington Law Review, Order of the Coif

BA, International Studies, summa cum laude, American University, 2008, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia




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