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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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About

This content is provided by Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Chairman: David J. Greenwald


Firm Overview:

Fried Frank is a leading international law firm with approximately 650 lawyers who advise the world’s leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities.


Main Areas of Practice:


Aerospace & Defense:

The practice combines expertise in transactional, litigation, regulatory and advisory work to provide clients with counsel on operational performance, compliance profile, policy and regulatory acuity.


Antitrust & Competition:

The practice works with the firm’s corporate, litigation and IP practices to provide counsel on core areas, including the global regulation of M&A, government and criminal investigations and risk management and compliance.


Asset Management:

The practice is often called upon by financial institutions and private investment funds to advise on hedge funds, private equity/buyout funds, credit funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, hybrid funds and also mezzanine funds and related products. The practice also handles compliance and regulatory issues and covers the full spectrum of derivatives products.


Capital Markets:

The practice represents issuers, underwriters, private equity sponsors, investors, selling stockholders, initial purchasers and dealer-managers in private and US SEC registered debt and equity securities offerings, and related acquisition finance and private equity transactions.


Environmental:

The practice provides a reasoned evaluation of the environmental risks attendant to every transaction and works closely with the firm’s corporate, litigation, real estate and bankruptcy and restructuring practices.


Executive Compensation & ERISA:

The practice offers counsel on the structuring and implementation of a range of compensation and benefit plans and programs for privately and publicly held corporations, their boards of directors and compensation committees, investment banking firms, leveraged buyout and other investment partnerships, investment managers and senior executives.


False Claims Act:

The practice represents clients in civil fraud enforcement, including internal investigations, subpoena and Civil Investigative Demand (CID) compliance, and litigation.


Finance:

The practice represents private equity sponsors and corporations in acquisition financings and recapitalizations; investment banks in arranging leveraged transactions; alternative capital providers in making direct investments; investment vehicles and lenders in fund-level financings; and borrowers, issuers, bondholders and other lenders in debt restructurings.


Financial Services:

The practice represents financial organizations including US and international commercial and investment banks and other lenders, asset management and private equity firms, broker-dealers, hedge funds and institutional investors, and providers of payment services.


Government Contracts:

The practice counsels clients on complex statutes and regulations at each stage of the government contracting process, from solicitation, award, bid protests, performance and termination to cost-performance liabilities and regularly supports merger and acquisition activity in the aerospace and defense and information technology arenas.


International Arbitration:

The practice handles international arbitrations ranging from the highest-profile cases to medium-sized and smaller disputes, marshaling resources from different legal systems and the expanding body of international commercial law.


Intellectual Property & Technology:

The practice offers services related to IP litigation, counseling and transactions designed to assist in the acquisition, commercialization, management, enforcement and defense of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, software, IT systems and other IP and technology assets.


Intellectual Property Litigation:

The practice develops and executes comprehensive IP strategies to help clients realize greater value from their assets and to manage risks across a broad range of technologies and all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and unfair competition issues.


International Trade & Investment:

The practice counsels a broad range of clients on international trade controls and other related regulatory matters, including matters involving OFAC, EAR, ITAR, FCPA, CFIUS, UK Bribery Act, anti-boycott requirements and anti-money laundering.

Litigation:

The practice represents clients on complex domestic and cross-border matters, including securities class actions, shareholder litigation, corporate conduct, business tort litigation, real estate, M&A, financial services, insurance, antitrust and competition-related controversies. Clients include corporations, financial institutions, special litigation committees, boards of directors, issuers and underwriters.

Mergers & Acquisitions:

The practice advises acquirers and targets, special committees, audit committees, and boards of directors in complex negotiated and contested situations, including negotiated mergers, hostile takeovers and takeover defense, proxy contests and financial adviser representations, and restructuring transactions.

Private Equity:

The practice is active in various aspects of private equity transactions and regularly provides counsel to prominent fund sponsors and investors on the full range of their investment-related activities, including fund formations, leveraged buyouts, consortium bids, syndications and exit strategies.

Real Estate:

The practice counsels clients on the acquisition and disposition of single assets and portfolios, distressed real estate and workouts, mortgage and mezzanine financing and restructuring, development and construction, leasing, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts, and real estate litigation.

Restructuring & Insolvency:

The practice represents clients in formal bankruptcies/ insolvencies and out-of-court restructurings. Representing both debtors and creditors, the firm counsels and formulates strategies on insolvency, creditors’ rights and commercial law issues that arise in complex corporate and real estate acquisitions, divestitures and financings.

Tax:

The practice encompasses all principal forms of corporate transactions, including M&A and dispositions, spin-offs, and joint ventures. It includes hedge fund and private equity fund formations, tax issues associated with financings, including borrower, lender and capital markets representations, real estate transactions, restructurings, and international tax planning matters.

Trusts & Estates:

The practice advises clients, who are generally domestic or foreign individuals and families with substantial wealth in a wide variety of personal planning matters.

White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations:

The practice guides clients through a wide range of enforcement matters, government investigations and internal investigations. The team regularly defends corporations and individuals under nationwide and global criminal and regulatory investigations, including matters related to securities, commodities, and other financial frauds, insider trading, market manipulation, anti-corruption violations, money laundering, RICO violations, cybersecurity.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 UK 2022 Europe 2022 High Net Worth 2022

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Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
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Banking & Finance
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Corporate/M&A: The Elite
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Bernard A Nigro
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Andrew Varney
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Brian Mangino
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Litigation: Securities


James Wareham
Band 1

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


James Wareham
Band 5

Real Estate


Franz R Rassman
Band 1

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