About the Firm

A bold new breed of law firm.

Walden Macht & Haran is a New York-based, boutique law firm focusing on white collar defense and investigations, complex commercial disputes, monitorships, and corporate compliance. Founded in 2015 by three former Assistant U.S. District Attorneys, the firm has grown to more than 40 legal professionals and is poised for further expansion.

WMH handles matters of any size and offers nimble and responsive counsel by top partners. Our team is known for its experience, integrity, and outstanding track record in both state and federal matters.

Committed to Social Change

Through pro bono and good government work, our lawyers use their skill and experience to effect positive change. From leading the charge against school bullying to demanding safe and secure public housing for the disadvantaged, WMH is at the forefront of high-profile litigation to combat government abuses. We also provide crucial counseling to community groups and religious institutions on their day-to-day dealings with government agencies. Our lawyers are encouraged to pursue the pro bono matters that are most meaningful to them, which include domestic violence, labor trafficking, immigration, wrongful conviction, harassment allegations, and custody proceedings.


  • Clients offer unwaveringly staunch support: ‘They are the only firm I would consider. Their brilliance, their work product, and their advocacy have no equal,’ declares one, while another goes so far as to proclaim that the firm is ‘the finest litigation shop in New York… brilliant, conscientious, experienced, and very efficient.’

    Benchmark Litigation
  • Founding partner Jim Walden is known for his adept defense of individuals in criminal proceedings, as well as his handling of major internal investigations for clients such as technology companies and retail banks. Clients describe him as ‘an excellent strategic thinker and communicator,’ while peers note that he ‘has a very good reputation among judges and is highly regarded by the Bar.’

    Chambers USA
  • Tim is a brilliant lawyer and a fabulous writer. He has a strong analytical mind and gets to the core of legal issues.

    Benchmark Litigation
  • Diversity

    WMH values diversity and inclusion as a reflection of our global client base. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing professionals of all backgrounds, whose diverse perspectives strengthen and enrich the services we provide.

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  • Good Government and Civil Rights Litigation

    Our commitment to meaningful social change is reflected in our good government work. We fight on behalf of groups and individuals to hold the government accountable for misconduct that harms the public and infringes on civil rights.

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  • Working at WMH

    Join a collegial community of world-class lawyers. We reward professional excellence and personal integrity with exceptional opportunities for career growth.

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