Bret T. Chrisope

Bret T. Chrisope

  • Special Counsel
  • Corporate
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7445
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Bret T. Chrisope is a corporate special counsel in Fried Frank's Asset Management, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in the Firm's Washington, DC office.

Mr. Chrisope represents clients on a broad range of transactional matters including public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority and growth equity investments, co-investments, private equity fund secondary transactions and general corporate governance matters. He also has extensive experience advising on the regulation of banks, investment managers and other types of financial institutions.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Chrisope was Vice President & Associate General Counsel in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He advised the company on private equity transactions, capital raising activities and bank regulatory issues, and also provided high-level legal support to a number of its portfolio companies. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Chrisope practiced at a large international law firm in New York, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financial services regulation.


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New York

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University of Chicago Law School, JD – 2007
  • cum laude
  • University of Chicago Law Review
Tulane University, BS – 2003
  • summa cum laude
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