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Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP is comprised of an extraordinary team of internationally recognized principals from the judicial, prosecutorial, and law enforcement domains. Additionally, the firm has access to a sophisticated and global network of specialty counsel and legal experts.

The Honorable Louis J. Freeh
The Honorable Eugene R. Sullivan
Omar Y. McNeill
Thomas McC. Souther
Joel M. Friedman
John G. Rahie
Eugene R. Sullivan II
Blake A. Coppotelli

Benjamin F. Scotti
Thomas O. Melvin

Special Counsel
James R. Bucknam

Senior Counsel
The Honorable Stanley Sporkin (Ret.)

The Honorable Louis J. Freeh   [Download VCard]
Founder and Senior Managing Partner

The Honorable Louis J. FreehLouis J. Freeh was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University in 1971 and received his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Rutgers School of Law in 1974 and his Master of Laws (LLM), in criminal law, from New York University School of Law in 1984. Freeh joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Special Agent in 1975, working assignments both at the Bureau's headquarters and later transferring to its New York City Field Division.

In 1981, Freeh joined the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York as an Assistant United States Attorney. Following a series of promotions, and high-profile federal criminal prosecutions, he was appointed Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 1991, Freeh was appointed by President George H.W. Bush as the United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Freeh served on the federal bench until his appointment as Director of the FBI by President William J. Clinton in 1993. Freeh served as the Bureau's Director through 2001, at which time he accepted an offer from MBNA America Bank as Vice-Chairman, General Counsel, and Ethics Officer. In 2006, Freeh served as MBNA's principal lawyer when Bank of America acquired MBNA in a $35 billion transaction.

Following the acquisition, Freeh elected to leave the bank to pursue private law and international consulting endeavors, forming Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC in 2007 and also Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP. In addition, Freeh currently serves on the corporate board of Bristol-Myers Squibb.