Fredrick E.Sherman (Fred)


New York + 1.212.326.3905

Fred Sherman works in the area of corporate and commercial litigation, and he has extensive experience in state and federal court practice at the trial and appellate levels and in domestic and international arbitrations. His experience runs the gamut of commercial civil litigation, including many varieties of contract disputes, construction disputes, securities litigation, civil RICO litigation, and bankruptcy litigation. Many of the litigations and arbitrations in which he has served as counsel have involved foreign clients or other parties, and he is an authority on disputes crossing state lines and implicating legal norms of several jurisdictions.

Among the clients for whom he has acted as litigation counsel in recent years are Morgan Guaranty Trust, Northrop, Westinghouse, NACCO, Mannesmann, Trans World Oil, Gould, and General Tire. He also has acted on behalf of agencies of the governments of the Philippines, Yemen, and Laos.

Fred has written and spoken on international litigation and arbitration and U.S. labor law. He was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin from 1968 to 1971 and is currently teaching a course on commercial and international arbitration at Brooklyn Law School.


  • Tribune Company appoints Special Board CommitteeJones Day is representing the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Tribune Company appointed to oversee Tribune's chapter 11 reorganization.
  • LUKOIL wins arbitration under UNCITRAL rules involving licensing rights to diamond mine in Russia worth $8 billionJones Day represented Arkhangelskoe Geologodobychnoe Predpriyatie ("AGD"), a subsidiary of LUKOIL, a Russian conglomerate, in an arbitration in Stockholm, under UNCITRAL rules, brought by Archangel Diamond Corporation ("ADC"), a subsidiary of DeBeers.
  • Government of Laos defends against claims asserted by Thai developer under UNCITRAL rules in Kuala LumpurJones Day represented the Government of Laos in a US$3 billion mining dispute with a Thai developer under UNCITRAL rules in Kuala Lumpur, under the applicable law of New York.
  • Morrison Knudsen wins multi-million dollar award in dispute involving tender for, award and construction of $100 million water and wastewater project in EgyptJones Day represented Washington Group International (formerly known as Morrison Knudsen) in connection with a dispute involving tender for, award and construction of $100 million water and wastewater project in Egypt.
  • U.S. satellite company arbitrates failed joint venture with Russian telecoms companyJones Day acted for a U.S. satellite company in LCIA arbitration proceedings in London relating to a failed joint venture with a Russian telecoms company.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica prevails in appeal denying enforcement of arbitral awardEncyclopaedia Universalis, S.A. (EUSA) sought to confirm an award of approximately 3 million Euros rendered by an arbitration panel convened in Luxembourg for alleged breach of a licensing agreement that EUSA entered into with Jones Day client Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  • Far Eastern Group defends in arbitration claims that it breached provisions of shareholders' agreementsThe Far Eastern Group was represented by Jones Day in connection with the arbitration of claims by The Carlyle Group that Far Eastern had breached certain provisions of shareholders' agreements.
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