Graham White to Retire from Private Practice
Mark Mifsud to Succeed White as Managing Partner of London Office
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP today announced that Graham White, the Managing Partner of the Firm's London office, has announced his intention to retire from private practice. He will leave Fried Frank at the end of May, and Mark Mifsud, an asset management partner who was recruited to the Firm by Graham in 2015, will succeed him as Managing Partner of the London office.
“We are enormously grateful to Graham for the contributions he has made to Fried Frank and our London office,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “Under his leadership and because of his enthusiasm, we have made substantial progress in the execution of our strategy to align the practice mix in London with our core US practices. We wish him well in his retirement, and we are confident that whatever he decides to do in the years to come will be a great success.”
Mr. White joined Fried Frank in November 2014 and quickly undertook a rigorous review of the Firm's London capabilities. Working closely with colleagues in London and New York, he was instrumental in refocusing the Firm's business in London, hiring 38 talented lawyers, and relocating the London office to provide space for more growth.
“After 30 years of working in private practice, I have decided to retire and focus on other interests,” said Mr. White. “I have very much enjoyed working with David and the Fried Frank partners to reconfigure the London office as part of the Firm's overall strategy. I have every confidence in Mark and know he will do a terrific job in taking the strategy forward.”
On the appointment of Mark Mifsud, Mr. Greenwald said, “Mark is a highly-experienced, successful partner in the Global Asset Management Practice and a member of our firm-wide Governance Committee. He and his colleagues have already made a significant contribution to the success of our London operation and we are delighted that he will be the new leader of that office as we continue to pursue selected growth opportunities in London that align with our strategy.”
Mr. Mifsud represents international clients in a broad range of transactions, with an emphasis on advising private fund managers in the structuring and establishment of investment funds. He also counsels private investment managers, significant limited partners and other parties on related matters and general corporate finance.