The American Lawyer’s current issue profiles three corporate transactions involving attorneys at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
The American Lawyer’s June 2004 “Big Deals/Big Suits” column recognizes attorneys involved in recent newsworthy business transactions. Three of the five transactions profiled reference Fried Frank’s participation. They include:
Representation of longstanding clients Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold in their campaign against four directors of The Walt Disney Company, including CEO Michael Eisner. Partners: corporate, David Robbins, Warren de Wied and James Schropp; litigation, Stephen Alexander and Alexander Sussman; executive compensation and employee benefits, Jonathan Lewis; intellectual property, Timothy Casey. Associates: Susan Chun, Laura Long, William Millis, Sean Monroe, Babar Sattar, Peggy Sasso and Zachary Smith.
Representation of BellSouth Corporation in Cingular Wireless’s $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. in a deal that created the nation’s largest cell-phone company. Partners: corporate, Arthur Fleischer, Jr., Jonathan Adler and Philip Richter; litigation, Peter Simmons and Alexander Sussman; tax, Alan Kaden; executive compensation and employee benefits, Donald Carleen and Jonathan Lewis. Of counsel: Gail Weinstein. Associates: Michael Alter, Keriann Masters, Julie Merzon, Rachel Posner and Ashvin Rao.
Representation (as special U.S. counsel) of real estate client Brascan Corporation and its sponsored acquisition vehicle, CWG Acquisition Ltd., in connection with its takeover bid to acquire Canary Wharf Group plc’s property development in London’s East End. Partners: corporate, Kenneth Blackman and Robert Mollen; real estate, Joshua Mermelstein; tax, Robert Cassanos and Lisa Levy; executive compensation and employee benefits, Howard Adler and Donald Carleen. Special counsel Edward Alterman. Associate: David Gasperow.