Fried Frank Adds Leading Finance Attorney Julian S.H. Chung

Fried Frank Adds Leading Finance Attorney Julian S.H. Chung

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Julian S.H. Chung has joined the Firm as a partner in the Finance Practice, resident in the New York office. Ms. Chung focuses her practice on the representation of large financial institutions and borrowers in commercial lending transactions, with an emphasis on senior secured finance for leveraged acquisitions. She also represents financial institutions and debtors in connection with restructurings and refinancing existing credit facilities.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julian to Fried Frank, as she brings an outstanding combination of energy and experience to the Firm, in addition to strong technical skills that our clients demand," said David Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. "In the current environment, borrowers and lenders require dedicated teams of lawyers who can handle the most complex aspects of their transactions, and Julian will make a strong addition to our bench."

Before joining Fried Frank, Ms. Chung was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Her representations at previous firms include:

  • Barclays Bank PLC in a credit agreement that allows American Realty Capital Global Trust II, Inc. to increase its borrowings up to US$1.25 billion.
  • Barclays Bank PLC, as agent, in US$1.825 billion first/second lien secured credit facilities for a borrower specializing in automotive dealership properties.
  • United States Treasury Auto Task Force in negotiating and supervising all debtor-in-possession (DIP) and exit financings for both the General Motors and Chrysler restructurings. General Motors' US$33.3 billion DIP financing is the largest DIP financing in history.
  • LyondellBasell Industries in its US$6.5 billion DIP financing, the largest bank-financed DIP financing in history, and its subsequent US$8 billion bank and high yield notes exit financing.
  • JPMorgan, as agent, in the out-of-court restructuring of US$1.8 billion senior secured credit facilities for an international resort company.
Ms. Chung received a JD, cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – Yeshiva University in 1995 and a BA from New York University in 1992. She is admitted to practice in New York.

Ms. Chung is recognized as a leading practitioner in bank lending by Legal 500 and The American Lawyer has named her one of the top lawyers under the age of 45.