Donna Mussio

Donna Mussio

  • Special Counsel
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8147
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Donna Mussio is corporate special counsel, resident in the Fried Frank's New York office and a member of the Environmental Practice Group. She joined the Firm in 1994.

She has a diversified transactional environmental practice involving mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public securities offerings, real estate and bankruptcy.

Ms. Mussio has worked on matters relating to a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas exploration, oil refining, aluminium smelting and refining, coal and other mining, chemicals and specialty chemicals, shipping, equipment manufacturing, pulp and paper, packaging, pharmaceuticals, publishing, food manufacturing and services, and commercial and residential property portfolios. She has advised financial institutions, private equity firms and other companies with respect to environmental, health and safety issues in a broad spectrum of transactional settings.

Ms. Mussio has handled environmental aspects of the firm's representation of Onex Corporation, New Mountain Capital, AEA Investors, and various private equity funds managed by Goldman, Sachs & Co. and has also represented corporations, such as Merck & Co., Aleris International and The Luxfer Group. Other clients include Navios Maritime Holdings and related entities, as well as various financial institutions, including Bank of America in capital markets transactions and real estate financing. She has regularly published articles on environmental disclosure obligations and due diligence in connection with securities filings.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Mussio is recognized by Chambers USA as a leading individual in the "Environmental: Mainly Transactional" New York category.

Professional Associations

Ms. Mussio serves as Co-Chair of the Environmental Business Transactions Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Environmental Disclosure Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.


Ms. Mussio was a law clerk for Senior Circuit Judge Levin Campbell of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and a law clerk for Chief Judge Francis J. Boyle of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


Boston College Law School, JD – 1991
  • summa cum laude
  • Executive Editor, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
  • Order of the Coif
Duke University Graduate School, MA – 1986
Duke University, BA – 1985
  • cum laude
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