Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Steven G. Scheinfeld has been appointed to serve as the global chair of the Corporate Department. Mr. Scheinfeld had served as co-chair of Fried Frank's Corporate Department alongside Robert C. Schwenkel.
Mr. Scheinfeld has extensive experience representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and corporate governance and financing matters. He has represented clients - including most recently Aerie Pharmaceuticals, CVS Health, Northstar Realty, SL Green Realty, Terex Corporation, Thomson Reuters and TradeWeb - in some of their most sophisticated and high-profile transactions.
After serving as the chair and, subsequently, co-chair of the Corporate Department for more than a decade, Mr. Schwenkel determined to step down from his departmental duties to focus more time on continuing to grow the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice.
“Steve and Bob have done a terrific job as co-chairs of our Corporate Department,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “I congratulate Steve on his appointment as sole chair of the Department and thank Bob for his many contributions in various leadership roles. I am very pleased with the Department's growth, development and considerable achievements, and look forward to its continued success under Steve's leadership.”
“I look forward to carrying on the great tradition of the Fried Frank Corporate Department and working with all of my partners, particularly the leaders of our world-class Asset Management, M&A and Capital Markets practices, to achieve even greater success in the years ahead,” said Steve Scheinfeld.