Stephen A. Fraser is an associate at Williams Barber & Morel LTD., where his practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including commercial litigation and other matters. Mr. Fraser joined the Firm in 2018.
Stephen A. Fraser represents clients in complex litigation, including commercial, employment, and securities disputes, before federal and state courts and arbitral tribunals across the United States.
Mr. Fraser represents plaintiffs and defendants, across several industries, from banking and securities to biometrics, cosmetics, equipment finance, software, real estate, and heavily regulated industries.
Mr. Fraser has litigated issues of first impression in complex disputes at the trial court, appellate court, and state supreme court levels, including key decisions under Delaware and Illinois law concerning procedural and substantive law, including as to the extraterritorial application of state securities laws and the applicability of confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in contracts to speech during litigation.
Mr. Fraser earned a B.S.F.S. (Foreign Service) summa cum laude from Georgetown University in 2006 and a J.D. with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2012. While in law school, Mr. Fraser was the Online Content Editor of the Texas Law Review and received the Outstanding Editor Award for his work.
Placing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on the Tracks in the Race for Amnesty, 90 Texas L. Rev. 1009 (2012)
Carried Interest Dispute
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a former employee of a multifamily real estate developer in a contract and wage payment dispute seeking unpaid carried interest, known in the industry as "promote."
Huizenga Managers Fund, LLC v. A.R. Thane Ritchie
Represented a family office in post-judgment litigation and multiple appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court challenging two judgments arising from violations of the Delaware Securities Act.
Ritchie CT Opps, LLC v. Huizenga Managers Fund, LLC
Obtained a first-of-its-kind ruling in the Delaware Chancery Court protecting a litigant from contractual liability for speech during litigation.