David Karnovsky's move to Fried Frank was reported by The Wall Street Journal. Since 1999, Mr. Karnovsky has served as general counsel to the New York City Department of City Planning. In an interview with the Journal, Real Estate Department Chair Jonathan Mechanic highlighted Mr. Karnovsky's invaluable experience and expertise in land use, zoning and real estate development. "You're sitting at the table with somebody you know has the best perspective," said Mr. Mechanic.