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Fourty-one Fried Frank Partners and Twenty-three Practice Areas Recognized by Chambers USA 2010
June 11, 2010
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010, a ranking guide of lawyers in the United States, recognized Fried Frank as a leading law firm in twenty-three practice areas. Fourty-one Fried Frank partners were also individually recognized in their respective practice areas.

Fried Frank practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2010 include:
Banking and Finance – New York
Bankruptcy/Restructuring – National
Bankruptcy/Restructuring – New York
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – National
Capital Markets: Derivatives – National
Corporate/M&A: The Elite – New York
Corporate/M&A: The Elite – National
Corporate/M&A and Private Equity – Washington, DC
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – New York
Environment: Mainly Transactional – New York
Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) – National
Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations) – National
Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A – National
Government: Government Contracts – National
Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – New York
Intellectual Property: Patent – New York
International Arbitration – National
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – National
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation – National
Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite – New York
Litigation: Securities – New York
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – New York
Private Equity: Buyouts – National
Real Estate: Mainly Dirt – New York
Securities Regulation – National
Tax – New York
Tax – Washington, DC
Tax: Corporate and Finance - National

Lawyers receiving recognition in Chambers USA 2010 in their specific practice areas include:
  • Antitrust – Washington, DC: Barry Nigro
  • Banking and Finance – New York: Emil Buchman, Arthur Kaufman, F. William Reindel
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring – New York: Gary L. Kaplan, Brad Eric Scheler 
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – National: Daniel J. Bursky, Stuart H. Gelfond
  • Capital Markets: Derivatives – National: David S. Mitchell
  • Capital Markets: REITs - National: Steven G. Scheinfeld 
  • Corporate/M&A – New York: Arthur Fleischer, Jr., Philip Richter
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – Washington, DC: Richard I. Ansbacher, Brian Mangino, Andrew P. Varney 
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation – New York: Donald P. Carleen, Laraine S. Rothenberg 
  • Environment:  Mainly Transactional – New York: Richard M. Schwartz 
  • Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A – National: Philip Richter
  • Government: Government Contracts – National: James J. McCullough
  • Government: Government Contracts: Bid Protests – National: James J. McCullough
  • International Arbitration – National: Elliot  E. Polebaum 
  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – National: Lawrence N. Barshay, Walid Khuri 
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation – National: Richard I. Ansbacher, Lawrence N. Barshay, Kenneth I. Rosh, David I. Shapiro
  • Litigation: General Commercial – New York: Stephanie J. Goldstein, William G. McGuinness 
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – New York: Howard W. Goldstein, Audrey Strauss
  • Private Equity: Buyouts – National: Christopher Ewan, Brian T. Mangino, Robert C. Schwenkel, Andrew P. Varney
  • Real Estate - Washington, DC: Franz R. Rassman
  • Real Estate – New York: Jonathan L. Mechanic, Joshua Mermelstein, Ross Z. Silver, Harry R. Silvera, Robert Sorin 
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – New York: Stephen Lefkowitz, Melanie Meyers
  • Seucurities Regulation: Advisory - National: Karl A. Groskaufmanis
  • Securities Regulation – National: Karl A. Groskaufmanis, Audrey Strauss 
  • Tax – New York: Robert Cassanos, Lisa A. Levy, Joel Scharfstein, David I. Shapiro
  • Tax – Washington, DC: Alan S. Kaden 
The Chambers USA, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Chambers Asia, and Chambers Global conduct research utilizing a methodology approved by the British Market Research Bureau. For the current USA directory, interviews were conducted covering all of the United States by a team of more than fifty full-time researchers. More information on Chambers USA can be found at
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