Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that five lawyers have been elected to the Firm's partnership. As of September 1, 2008, the new partners are Andrew B. Barkan, Michael J. Barker, Murray Goldfarb, Bradford R. Lucas and Jennifer Lauren Rodburg.
In a joint statement, Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's Chairperson, and Justin Spendlove, Fried Frank's Managing Partner, stated, "These appointments reflect the strength of the Firm and its continuing growth. We are proud and excited to have these colleagues, who have dedicated themselves to Fried Frank over the years, as partners of the Firm."
Attorneys elected to partner:
Andrew B. Barkan, an attorney in the Corporate Department in the Firm's New York office, focuses his practice on corporate finance transactions, including the representation of issuers and underwriters in domestic and international high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, acquisition financings, equity offerings, spin-offs and related capital market and private equity transactions. In addition, Mr. Barkan frequently works with investment banks in connection with acquisition financing commitments, and advises clients on a variety of securities law and corporate governance matters. He joined the Firm in 2000. Mr. Barkan received his JD from New York University School of Law in 2000 and his BS, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He is admitted to the bar in New York.
Michael J. Barker, an attorney in the Real Estate Department in the Firm's New York office, focuses his practice on a broad range of domestic and foreign acquisitions, financings, development and construction projects, joint ventures and real estate investment transactions involving commercial, residential, retail and hospitality properties. His diverse client list includes developers, owners, lenders and institutional investors. Mr. Barker joined the Firm in 2006 as special counsel. He received his JD from the College of Law of England and Wales in 1991 and his BA from the University of Sussex in 1990. He is admitted to the bar in New York.
Murray Goldfarb, an attorney in the Corporate Department in the Firm's New York office, concentrates his practice on the representation of private equity funds and public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. He advises clients on acquisitions and investments in private and public companies, on the structuring and implementation of exit strategies, and in connection with securities laws compliance, corporate governance issues and other general corporate matters. Mr. Goldfarb joined the Firm in 2000. He received his LLM in taxation in 2003 from New York University School of Law, his JD, cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2000, and his BS, magna cum laude, from Miami University of Ohio in 1997. He is admitted to the bar in New York.
Bradford R. Lucas, an attorney in the Corporate Department in the Firm's Washington DC office, focuses his practice primarily on asset management matters, including the structuring and offering of hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment products. In addition, he has worked on a variety of other transactional and securities law matters, including securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, and has provided general corporate counsel on governance issues. Prior to joining the Firm in 2001, Mr. Lucas served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from George Mason University School of Law in 2000 and his BA from the University of Virginia in 1997. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Virginia.
Jennifer Lauren Rodburg, an attorney in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice in Fried Frank's New York office, has a broad range of experience in advising clients on a variety of bankruptcy and/or restructuring-related matters. She has been active in the representation of corporate debtors, creditors and shareholders in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings both within the United States and abroad. Ms. Rodburg has also represented a variety of significant investors, creditors or third party purchasers in arbitrage and restructuring matters. She joined the Firm in 2000. Ms. Rodburg received her JD from New York University School of Law in 2000 and her BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey, and she is admitted to practice in the courts of the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan.