Justin M. Sher is a partner and co-founder of Sher Tremonte LLP. Mr. Sher represents executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and businesses in complex commercial disputes and in white collar regulatory and criminal investigations. Mr. Sher has obtained favorable results for clients in high-stakes litigation relating to complex contract disputes, business break-ups, professional liability, claims of breach of fiduciary duty, trust and estate controversies and allegations of securities fraud. He has successfully defended clients in matters involving allegations of insider trading, market manipulation, government corruption, accounting fraud, antitrust violations and tax fraud.
Mr. Sher has served as lead counsel in multiple trials and regularly represents clients in federal and state courts, in arbitration proceedings, and before regulatory bodies and governmental agencies, such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Sher graduated from Harvard College with honors with a degree in Social Studies. Following graduation, he worked for the Frauds Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where he assisted with high-profile white collar grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions. Mr. Sher received his law degree, also with honors, from New York University School of Law, where he served as Staff Editor for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and as a member of the Federal Defender Clinic.
Mr. Sher clerked for the Honorable George B. Daniels in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Following his clerkship, Mr. Sher practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Kobre & Kim LLP, where he represented Fortune 500 companies in high-profile white collar criminal prosecutions, regulatory inquiries, antitrust investigations and securities litigation. While at Davis Polk, Mr. Sher served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Sher is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Sher has also appeared on behalf of clients in courts throughout the country, including California, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Mr. Sher is an active member of various professional organizations, including the Committee on White Collar Criminal Litigation of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Chapter of the American Inns of Court.