Fried Frank Chairman David J. Greenwald was honored with AJC's prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award at a ceremony on December 13, 2017. The distinction, named for US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Chief Judge Learned Hand, is given to outstanding leaders in the legal profession who exemplify the integrity and high principles that Judge Hand stood for.
“In receiving the AJC Judge Learned Hand Award, David Greenwald follows the path of some of the most distinguished attorneys in America,” said Casey Cogut, AJC Judge Learned Hand Dinner Co-Chair, and retired Simpson Thacher partner. “As chairman of Fried Frank, and in his own extensive civic and philanthropic endeavors, David has made a mark reflective of the values associated with Judge Hand and with AJC.”
Mr. Greenwald rejoined Fried Frank in 2013, after serving as the international general counsel and a deputy general counsel of Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs' legal department in 1994, and was named managing director in 1998, and partner in 2000. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Greenwald was a corporate partner at Fried Frank from 1990 to 1994. In addition to serving as chairman of the Firm, he also sits on the Board of Directors for Her Justice, Legal Aid Society, and Lenox Hill Community House.
“It is a great privilege to receive this prestigious honor bearing the name of Judge Hand, who is remembered both for his highly influential opinions and his tireless championship of mutual respect,” said Mr. Greenwald. To view Mr. Greenwald's acceptance speech, please click here.
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