Mala Ahuja Harker Joins Friedman Kaplan Partnership

May 1, 2017

Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce that Mala Ahuja Harker has joined our partnership.  Her practice will focus on the representation of individuals and corporations in the financial services, healthcare, and other industries in connection with white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, securities, employment, and complex commercial litigation matters.

Ms. Harker rejoins Friedman Kaplan, where she was formerly a partner, from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where she served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 2011 through 2017. In this role, Ms. Harker investigated and prosecuted cases involving sophisticated financial frauds, insider trading, securities violations, mortgage and bank fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, public corruption, identity theft and cybercrime, as well as violent crime and drug offenses. Ms. Harker’s work for the U.S. Attorney’s office included a long term investigation involving corruption at the Newark Watershed Conservation & Development Corporation, which resulted in the conviction of several high ranking employees and outside contractors of the agency.

Mala's prior work at Friedman Kaplan includes representation of the Chief Financial Officer of an international media company in connection with an internal investigation; representation of an inter-dealer brokerage firm in a three week arbitration related to claims of unfair competition and raiding by rival firm;  representation of a senior executive of a generic drug manufacturer in connection with a criminal investigation and related civil shareholder actions; and representation of 29 partners in a Brazilian investment bank in connection with the bank’s acquisition for $2.5 billion.

"Mala has always brought excellence and intelligence to her work, and we are excited to welcome her back to the firm as a valued member of our team," said Managing Partner Eric Seiler.