Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today Valerie Ford Jacob has been elected Chairperson and Justin Spendlove has been elected Managing Partner of the Firm, effective March 1, 2005, for a five-year term.
Ms. Jacob has been a co-Managing Partner of the Firm since 2003 and the head of the Firm's capital markets practice since 1991, a role in which she will continue.
Mr. Spendlove has been the Managing Partner, Europe of the Firm since April 2004. Previously, he was Managing Partner of Ashurst.
Paul Reinstein, currently a co-Managing Partner of the Firm, is returning to full-time practice within the Firm's corporate department, concentrating in merger and acquisitions and private equity transactions.