Valerie Ford Jacob
Valerie Ford Jacob is Fried Frank's Chairperson and also serves as the head of the Firm's global Capital Markets Group. She joined the Firm in 1978 and became partner in 1986.
Ms. Jacob acts as counsel to both issuers and underwriters in domestic and international financings and represents her clients in all types of securities offerings, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, high-yield offerings, mezzanine and bridge financings, investment-grade debt offerings, acquisition financings, and recapitalizations. She also counsels corporations on corporate governance and securities regulation.