Financial Services

Fried Frank serves as counsel to the world's leading financial services firms on their most critical strategic initiatives, transactions, litigation and regulatory matters. As the post-crisis financial marketplace continues to evolve, so does our Financial Services Practice, ensuring that we deliver the optimal mix of expertise and industry knowledge to meet our clients' complex legal needs.

We regularly represent a full range of financial organizations – from US and international commercial, investment banks and insurance companies to asset management and private equity firms, broker-dealers, hedge funds and institutional investors – such as Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley; JPMorgan Chase; Citibank; KKR; Citadel Investment Group; New Mountain Capital, LLC; Fortress Investment Group; AEA Investors; Paulson & Co.; and Permira Advisers LLC.

Services we provide to the financial sector include:
  • Antitrust and competition law
  • Asset management
  • Bank and broker-dealer regulation
  • Banking and financial services regulation
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring, including distressed asset transactions
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance and internal investigations
  • Derivatives and structured products
  • Employee benefits and compensation
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • Leveraged finance
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Mergers and acquisitions and contests for control
  • Real estate
  • US and international tax
  • White-collar, securities enforcement and regulation

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