NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /CNW/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
announced today that nine lawyers have been elected to the Firm's partnership.
As of September 1, 2007, the new partners are Peter Guryan, Francois Hellot,
Barbara Levy, Richard C. Park, Brian D. Pfeiffer, Tiffany Pollard, Damian P.
Ridealgh, Joshua Wechsler, and Eli Weiss.
In a joint statement, Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's Chairperson, and
Justin Spendlove, Fried Frank's Managing Partner, stated, "We are very excited
and proud to have these colleagues as partners of the Firm, and we look
forward to their role in the continued growth and success of Fried Frank."
Attorneys elected to partner:
Peter Guryan, an attorney in the Antitrust Department in the Firm's New
York office, focuses his practice on antitrust counseling, government and
regulatory review of mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. He has
successfully represented major corporations in a wide range of industries in
connection with merger, joint venture, and civil non-merger investigations
before the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade
Commission. Prior to joining Fried Frank in 2001, Mr. Guryan was a trial
attorney at the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division's
Telecommunications Task Force. He began his legal career as a law clerk to
the Hon. Harold A. Ackerman, United States District Court for the District of
New Jersey from 1996 to 1998. He received his JD, cum laude, from Cornell Law
School in 1996 and his BA from Cornell University in 1992. He is admitted to
practice in New York and before the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York.
Francois Hellot, an attorney in the Paris Corporate Department, centers
his practice on mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies
based in France and abroad, and on private equity transactions (venture
capital and leveraged buy-outs). He has extensive experience representing
both financial investors and managers. Mr. Hellot joined the Firm in 2005 as
European counsel. He received his advanced degree in English and North
American business law in 1994, from the University of Paris - I. He also
holds a degree from the Paris Institute for Political Studies. He was
admitted to the Paris bar in 1997.
Barbara Levy, an attorney in Fried Frank's Paris office, focuses her
practice primarily on corporate and commercial litigation. In addition to her
general corporate litigation work, she has developed a strong practice in the
areas of trademarks, intellectual property and related commercial issues,
distribution and antitrust law, and general contract law. Her clients include
French and International companies, in a wide variety of industries, including
luxury goods, fashion, telecommunications, and automotive. Mrs. Levy joined
the Firm in 2005 as European Counsel. She has an advanced degree in
international private law from the University of Paris - II, with honours,
with a specialization in International Commercial Arbitration. She was
admitted to the Paris bar in 1990. Prior to joining the Firm in 2005,
Barbara Levy was a partner at the firm Veil Jourde.
Richard C. Park, an attorney in the Antitrust Department in Fried Frank's
Washington, DC office, focuses his practice on a full range of antitrust
counseling, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint
ventures, and representation of clients in connection with investigations by
the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. He
has significant experience representing clients in merger and civil non-merger
matters involving a wide variety of industries including, software,
pharmaceuticals, defense, telecommunications and media. Mr. Park joined the
Firm in 1999. He is a former Vice Chair of the ABA Antitrust
Telecommunications Committee. He received his LLM from Georgetown University
Law Center in 1997, his JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 1995,
and his BA from Cornell University in 1992. He is admitted to the bar in the
District of Columbia and New York.
Brian D. Pfeiffer, an attorney in the New York Bankruptcy Department, has
a broad range of experience advising clients on a variety of bankruptcy and/or
restructuring-related matters. His practice spans debtor representations in
connection with Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings, creditors'
committees or significant creditors in connection with chapter 11 cases, and
he has also represented a variety of significant creditors or third-party
acquirers in restructuring situations. He joined the Firm in 1999. Mr.
Pfeiffer received his JD in 1999 from Hofstra University School of Law and
received his BA from the State University of New York at Albany in 1996. He is
admitted to the bar in New York and to practice before the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Tiffany Pollard, an attorney in the New York Corporate Department,
focuses her practice on private equity transactions and mergers and
acquisitions representing both private equity firms and public and private
corporations. In addition, she regularly advises clients on issues of
corporate governance and securities law compliance. She joined the Firm in
2000. Ms. Pollard received her JD from Michigan Law School in 1998 and her BA
from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. She is admitted to the
bar in New York.
Damian P. Ridealgh, an attorney in the Corporate Department, focuses his
practice primarily on the representation of financial institutions as
borrowers and issuers in leveraged finance transactions, with a particular
focus on acquisition financings. Prior to joining the Firm in 2004, Mr.
Ridealgh worked as a banking associate at Ashurst, primarily in their London
office, with secondments to Deutsche Bank, London and Ashurst's Brussels
offices. Mr. Ridealgh received his JD equivalent in 1999 from the College of
Law London and his LLM in 1997 from University College, London. He is admitted
to the bar in England and Wales and is applying for admission to the bar in
Joshua Wechsler, an attorney in the Hong Kong and New York Corporate
Department, concentrates his practice in corporate finance and the U.S.
securities laws representing both issuers and underwriters in a variety of
debt and equity financing transactions, including initial public offerings,
private placements, high-yield debt offerings and cross-border financings. He
has also acted for a number of issuers in connection with corporate governance
matters and reporting under the U.S. securities laws. Prior to joining Fried
Frank, he served as a staff attorney in the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance. Mr. Wechsler joined
the Firm in 1998 and became special counsel in 2004. Recently Mr. Wechsler
helped launch the Firm's Asian capital markets practice with the opening of
the Firm's Hong Kong office in 2007. He received his JD from St. Thomas
University School of Law in 1993 and his LLM in from the Georgetown University
Law Center in 1994. He received his BA from the University of Florida in
1990. Mr. Wechsler is admitted to the bar in New York and Florida.
Eli Weiss, an attorney in the New York Tax Department, focuses his
practice primarily on the representation of domestic and international clients
in numerous transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, public and
private financings, joint ventures and the design and implementation of
workout and reorganization plans. He joined the Firm in 1999. Mr. Weiss
received his JD, magna cum laude, in 1999 from the Georgetown University Law
Center, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his BA in
1990 and MA in 1992 from Beth Medrash Govoha. Mr. Weiss is admitted to the bar
in New York.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is a leading international
law firm with more than 600 attorneys in offices in New York, Washington,
D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Fried Frank lawyers regularly
represent major investment banking firms, private equity houses and hedge
funds, as well as many of the largest companies in the world. The Firm offers
legal counsel on M&A, private equity, asset management, capital markets and
corporate finance matters, white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation,
securities regulation, compliance and enforcement, government contracts,
environmental law and litigation, real estate, tax, bankruptcy, antitrust,
benefits and compensation, intellectual property and technology, international
trade, and trusts and estates. The Firm has an association with Huen Wong &
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