Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Steve Epstein has joined the Firm as a partner in the mergers and acquisitions practice group resident in New York. He joins the Firm from O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he was a partner in the mergers & acquisitions group.
Mr. Epstein has a diverse transactional practice which includes strategic M&A and private equity transactions. He has represented both public and private companies, investment banking firms and financial sponsors in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, takeover preparedness, and corporate governance matters. He also has significant experience in unsolicited M&A transactions, representing clients in both offensive and defensive situations.
"We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Firm. He joins our highly respected M&A team known for high-profile mergers, acquisitions and private equity transactions both on the national and international stage. Steve's transactional experience complements our team while also broadening our presence in healthcare, consumer products and infrastructure sectors," said Robert C. Schwenkel, chair of Fried Frank's New York corporate department and head of the Firm's M&A and private equity practices.
"Steve is an outstanding attorney who will complement and expand our leading M&A and private equity practice groups," said Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's chairperson.
Mr. Epstein received his JD from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Stein Scholar and member of Fordham International Law Journal, and his BS from Cornell University. He is admitted to the bar in New York.
Fried Frank is one of the few firms that represent the full spectrum of M&A players, including Fortune 500 corporations, private equity firms, investment banks and acquisitive hedge funds. We regularly counsel investors, including hedge funds investing in distressed situations. We advise clients in the most complex negotiated and contested situations, including negotiated mergers, hostile takeovers and takeover defense, leveraged buyouts, proxy contest and restructuring transactions.