Fifty-Three Fried Frank Partners and Thirty Practice Areas Recognized by <em>Chambers USA 2009</em>

Fifty-Three Fried Frank Partners and Thirty Practice Areas Recognized by Chambers USA 2009

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009, a ranking guide of lawyers in the USA, recognized Fried Frank as a leading law firm in thirty practice areas.
Fifty-three Fried Frank partners were also individually recognized in their respective practice areas.

Fried Frank practice areas recognized in Chambers USA 2009 include:

Banking and Finance – NY; Bankruptcy/Restructuring – National; Bankruptcy/Restructuring – NY; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – National; Capital Markets: Derivatives – National; Corporate/M&A: The Elite – NY; Corporate/M&A - National; Corporate/M&A: Private Equity – DC; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – NY; Environment – NY; Environment: Mainly Transactional – NY; Financial Services Regulation: Banking & Securities (Regulatory Compliance) – National; Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations) – National; Financial Services: Financial Institutions M&A – National; Government: Government Contracts – National; Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory – NY; Intellectual Property: Patent – NY; International Arbitration – National; Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – National; Private Equity: Buyouts – National; Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation – National; Litigation – DC; Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite – NY; Litigation: Securities – NY; Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – NY; Media & Entertainment: Corporate – NY; Real Estate: Mainly Dirt - NY; Securities Regulation – National; Tax – NY; Tax – DC; and Tax: Corporate and Finance - National.

Lawyers receiving recognition in Chambers USA 2009 in their specific practice areas include:

  • Banking and Finance – NY – Emil Buchman, Arthur Kaufman, F. William Reindel
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring – NY – Gary L. Kaplan, Brad Eric Scheler
  • Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – National – Daniel Bursky, Stuart H. Gelfond
  • Capital Markets: Derivatives – National – David S. Mitchell
  • Corporate/M&A – NY – Philip Richter
  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite – NY – Arthur Fleischer, Jr.
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – DC – Brian Mangino, Andrew Varney
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation – NY – Don Carleen, Laraine Rothenberg
  • Environment:  Mainly Transactional – NY – Richard Schwartz
  • Financial Services Regulation: Banking and Securities (Regulatory Compliance) – National – Thomas Vartanian
  • Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations) – National – Robert Ledig, Thomas Vartanian
  • Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A – National – David Ansell, Philip Richter, Thomas Vartanian
  • Government: Government Contracts – National - Jim McCullough
  • Intellectual Property: Patent – NY – James Dabney, Stephen Rabinowitz
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright – NY – James Dabney
  • International Arbitration – National - Elliot Polebaum
  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – National – Lawrence N. Barshay, Walid Khuri
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation – National – Jonathan S. Adler, Richard Ansbacher, Lawrence N. Barshay, Kenneth Rosh, David Shapiro
  • Investment Funds: Registered Funds – National – Terrance O'Malley
  • Investment Funds: REITS – National – Steven Scheinfeld
  • Litigation: General Commercial – NY – Douglas Flaum, Stephanie Goldstein, William G. McGuinness
  • Litigation: Securities – NY – Douglas Flaum
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – NY – Howard Goldstein, Carmen J. Lawrence, Audrey Strauss
  • Private Equity: Buyouts – National – Christopher Ewan, Brian Mangino, Robert Schwenkel, Andrew Varney
  • Real Estate – NY – Jonathan Mechanic, Joshua Mermelstein, Ross Z. Silver, Harry Silvera, Robert Sorin
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – NY – Stephen Lefkowitz, Melanie Meyers
  • Securities Regulation – National – Karl Groskaufmanis, Dixie Johnson, Carmen Lawrence, Audrey Strauss
  • Tax – DC – Alan Kaden, Kevin Keyes
  • Tax – NY – Bob Cassanos, Lisa Levy, Joel Scharfstein, David Shapiro
The Chambers USA Guide, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Chambers Asia, and Chambers Global conducts research utilizing a methodology approved by the British Market Research Bureau. In depth interviews with clients and lawyers are done over the telephone, each one lasting about half an hour.  For the current USA directory, over 10,000 interviews were conducted covering the whole of the USA by a team of 40 full-time researchers over an 8-month period.  More information on Chambers USA can be found at