Rankings: The Legal 500

Rankings: The Legal 500

The Legal 500 UK 2020 Guide Recognizes Fried Frank Practices and Lawyers

The Legal 500 UK 2020 Guide Recognizes Fried Frank Practices and Lawyers

Fried Frank has been recognized in 12 practice categories in The Legal 500 UK 2020, a guide to the leading commercial law firms in the UK. In addition, 27 Fried Frank lawyers are recommended by the publication.
 
Corporate partners Gregg Beechey, Kate Downey, and Mark Mifsud; and litigation partner James Kitching are listed as “Leading Individuals” in their respective practice areas. Litigation associate Leigh Mallon was named as a “Rising Star.”

The Firm’s practice rankings and list of recommended lawyers are as follows:

Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition
Antitrust and competition partner Tobias Caspary 
 
Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services (non-contentious/regulatory)
Corporate partner Gregg Beechey (Leading Individual)
 
Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £500M+
Corporate partners Ian Lopez, Dan Oates, Ashar Qureshi, and Simon Saitowitz; and corporate associates Joy Chen, Charles Cooper-Isow, and Hannah M. Luqmani 
 
Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions – High-Value Deals
Corporate partners Ian Lopez, Dan Oates, and Simon Saitowitz; and corporate associates Charles Cooper-Isow and Hannah M. Luqmani

Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation
Litigation partners James Kitching (Leading Individual) and Justin Michaelson, and litigation associates Leigh Mallon (Rising Star) and Duncan Saunders

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
Litigation partners James Kitching and Justin Michaelson 
 
Finance: Acquisition Finance
Corporate partners Neil Caddy, Kathryn Cecil, and Jons F. Lehmann
 
Finance: Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans
Corporate partners Neil Caddy, Kathryn Cecil, and Jons F. Lehmann; and corporate associate Graham Greenwood

Finance: Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency partner Ashley Katz

Investment Fund Formation and Management: Hedge Funds
Corporate counsel David W. Selden

Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Funds
Corporate partners Lawrence N. Barshay, Kate Downey (Leading Individual), Mark Mifsud (Leading Individual), Kenneth I. Rosh, and Sam Wilson

Real Estate: Commercial Property: Investment
Corporate real estate partners Darren Rogers and Patrick Williams, and corporate real estate associate Devina Rana

The Legal 500 US 2019 Guide Recognizes Fried Frank Practices and Lawyers

Fried Frank was ranked in 28 categories in The Legal 500 US 2019 guide, which ranks leading commercial law firms in the United States. Six lawyers are included in the prestigious “Hall of Fame,” 14 lawyers are listed in the elite “leading lawyers” list, 12 lawyers are listed in the up-and-coming “next generation lawyers” list, 80 lawyers are recommended and mentioned in the 2019 editorial, and two attorneys are listed as associate rising stars. 

The following attorneys are included in Legal 500’s Hall of Fame:
 
Lawrence N. Barshay, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge funds
Stephen Lefkowitz, Real Estate; Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning
Jonathan L. Mechanic, Real Estate
David S. Mitchell, Finance: Structured Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products
Robert C. Schwenkel, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+); M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
David I. Shapiro, Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
 
The following attorneys are noted as Leading Lawyers:

Lawrence N. Barshay, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge funds
Donald P. Carleen, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
Alan S. Kaden, Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
James J. McCullough, Government: Government Contracts
Jonathan L. Mechanic, Real Estate
Melanie Meyers, Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning
David S. Mitchell, Finance: Structured Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products
F. William Reindel, Finance: Commercial Lending
Carol E. Rosenthal, Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning
Kenneth I. Rosh, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)
Jeffrey Ross, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
Robert C. Schwenkel, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+); M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
David I. Shapiro, Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
James Wareham, Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals

The following attorneys are noted as Next Generation Lawyers:

Nathaniel L. Asker, Antitrust: Merger Control
Andrew B. Barkan, Finance: Capital Markets – Debt Offerings
Zachary Bernstein, Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning
Joseph Fox, Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
Andrea Gede-Lange, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Mark S. Hayek, Finance: Capital Markets – Equity Offerings
Adam Kaminsky, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
Valerie Kelly, Real Estate
Randi Lally, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Matthew V. Soran, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+)
Adam Summers, Finance: Commercial Lending
Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)
 
The following attorneys are included in Legal 500’s list of Associates: Rising Stars:
 
Alex Sutherland, Real Estate
Shane Hoffman, Tax: US taxes – Non-Contentious

The Firm was ranked in the following categories, and included the following attorneys in its editorial:

Antitrust: Merger Control
Nathaniel L. Asker, Aleksandr B. Livshits

Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
Evan T. Barr, Una A. Dean, Lawrence Gerschwer, Stephen M. Juris, James D. Wareham, Steven M. Witzel

Dispute Resolution: Financial Services – Litigation
Stephen M. Juris

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
Douglas W. Baruch, David Morris, James D. Wareham

Dispute Resolution: M&A Litigation – Defense
Scott B. Luftglass, James D. Wareham

Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation – Defense
James E. Anklam, Israel David, Samuel P. Groner, Stephen M. Juris, Scott B. Luftglass, James D. Wareham

Finance: Capital Markets – Debt
Andrew B. Barkan, Lee T. Barnum, Daniel J. Bursky, Joshua Thomas Coleman, Mark S. Hayek

Finance: Capital Markets – Equity Offerings
Andrew B. Barkan, Lee T. Barnum, Daniel J. Bursky, Mark S. Hayek, Meredith L. Mackey

Finance: Capital Markets – Global Offerings
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Mark S. Hayek, Joshua Wechsler
 
Finance: Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Joshua Thomas Coleman, Mark S. Hayek, Meredith L. Mackey

Finance: Commercial Lending
Daniel J. Bursky, Brian D. Murphy, J. Christian Nahr, F. William Reindel, Adam D. Summers

Finance: Restructuring (including Bankruptcy) – Corporate
Brad Eric Scheler

Finance: Structured Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products
William J. Breslin, Robert M. McLaughlin, David S. Mitchell

Government: Government Contracts
Michael J. Anstett, Douglas W. Baruch, James J. McCullough, Jennifer M. Wollenberg

Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds
Jonathan S. Adler, Lawrence N. Barshay, Walid Khuri, Lisa M. Schneider

Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)
Richard I. Ansbacher, Jeremy R. Berry, Matthew W. Howard, Kenneth I. Rosh, Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Retirement Plans – Transactional
Amy L. Blackman, Donald P. Carleen, Adam Kaminsky, Jeffrey Ross

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+)
Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, Brian T. Mangino, Philip Richter, Robert C. Schwenkel, Matthew V. Soran
 
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Christopher Ewan, Andrea Gede-Lange, Randi Lally, Brian T. Mangino, Robert C. Schwenkel, Steven J. Steinman

Real Estate
Tal J. Golomb, Valerie Kelly, Stephen Lefkowitz, Nathaniel Lifschitz, Jonathan L. Mechanic, Joshua Mermelstein, Robert Sorin, Alexander B. Sutherland

Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning
Zachary Bernstein, David Karnovsky, Melanie Meyers, Wesley O'Brien, Carol E. Rosenthal, Nicholas R. Williams

Real estate: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
Lee S. Parks, Christopher Roman, Steven Rudgayzer

Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
Michael J. Alter, Joseph E. Fox, Michelle B. Gold, Shane C. Hoffman, Alan S. Kaden, Colin S. Kelly, Christopher Roman, Kenneth Rosenfeld, David I. Shapiro, Eli Weiss

The Legal 500 UK 2018 Guide Recognizes Fried Frank Practices and Lawyers

Fried Frank has been recognized in 10 practice categories in The Legal 500 UK 2018, a guide to the leading commercial law firms in the UK. In addition, 17 Fried Frank lawyers are recommended by the publication.
 
Corporate partners Gregg Beechey, Kate Downey, Mark Mifsud, and David W. Selden and litigation partner James Kitching are listed as “Leading Individuals” in their respective practices. Litigation associate Leigh Mallon was named as a “Next Generation Lawyer.”

The Firm’s practice rankings and list of recommended lawyers are as follows:
 
Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition 
  • Antitrust and competition partner Tobias Caspary and antitrust and competition associates Max Küttner and Neda Moussavi
Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services (non-contentious/regulatory) 
  • Corporate partner Gregg Beechey (Leading Individual)
Corporate and Commercial: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds 
  • Corporate partner David W. Selden (Leading Individual)
Corporate and Commercial: Investment Funds: Private Funds 
  • Corporate partners Gregg Beechey, David Christmas, Kate Downey (Leading Individual), Mark Mifsud (Leading Individual), and Sam Wilson
Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Mid-Market, £50m-£250m 
  • Corporate partner Dan Oates
Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions – High-Value Deals
  • Corporate partner Dan Oates and corporate special counsel Simon Saitowitz
Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation 
  • Litigation partners James Kitching (Leading Individual) and Justin Michaelson, and litigation associates Leigh Mallon (Next Generation Lawyer), Shivani Sanghi, and Duncan Saunders
Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration 
  • Litigation partners James Kitching and Justin Michaelson, and litigation associates Leigh Mallon and Duncan Saunders
Finance: Acquisition Finance
  • Corporate partner Jons F. Lehmann
Finance: Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans 
  • Corporate partner Jons F. Lehmann

The Legal 500 US 2018 Guide Recognizes Fried Frank Practices and Lawyers

Fried Frank was ranked in 27 categories in The Legal 500 US 2018 guide, which ranks leading commercial law firms in the United States. Six lawyers are included in the prestigious “Hall of Fame,” 13 lawyers are listed in the elite “leading lawyers” list, 11 lawyers are listed in the up-and-coming “next generation lawyers” list, and 76 lawyers are recommended and mentioned in the 2018 editorial.
 
The following attorneys are included in Legal 500’s Hall of Fame:
 
Lawrence N. Barshay, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge funds
Stephen Lefkowitz, Real Estate; Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning
Jonathan L. Mechanic, Real Estate
David S. Mitchell, Finance: Structured Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products
Robert C. Schwenkel, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+); M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
David I. Shapiro, Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
 
The following attorneys are noted as Leading Lawyers:

Lawrence N. Barshay, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge funds
Donald P. Carleen, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
Alan S. Kaden, Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
James J. McCullough, Government: Government Contracts
Jonathan L. Mechanic, Real Estate
Melanie Meyers, Real estate: Land use/zoning
David S. Mitchell, Finance: Structured Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products
F. William Reindel, Finance: Commercial Lending
Carol E. Rosenthal, Real estate: Land Use/Zoning
Kenneth I. Rosh, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)
Jeffrey Ross, Labor and employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
Robert C. Schwenkel, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+); M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
David I. Shapiro, Tax: US taxes – non-contentious
 
The following attorneys are noted as Next Generation Lawyers:

Nathaniel L. Asker, Antitrust: Merger Control
Andrew B. Barkan, Finance: Capital Markets – Debt Offerings
Zachary Bernstein, Real estate: Land Use/Zoning
Andrea Gede-Lange, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Mark S. Hayek, Finance: Capital Markets – Equity Offerings
Adam Kaminsky, Labor and employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Transactional
Valerie Kelly, Real Estate
Randi Lally, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Matthew V. Soran, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+)
W. Reid Thompson, Tax: US taxes – non-contentious
Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)

The Firm was ranked in the following categories, and included the following attorneys in its editorial:

Antitrust: Merger Control
Nathaniel L. Asker, Tobias Caspary, Aleksandr B. Livshits

Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
Evan T. Barr, Una A. Dean, Lawrence Gerschwer, Stephen M. Juris, Matthew D. Parrott, James D. Wareham, Steven M. Witzel

Dispute Resolution: Financial Services – Litigation
Stephen M. Juris, Scott B. Luftglass

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
James D. Wareham

Dispute Resolution: M&A Litigation – Defense
Scott B. Luftglass, William G. McGuinness, Peter L. Simmons

Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation – Defense
James E. Anklam, Israel David, Samuel P. Groner, Stephen M. Juris, Scott B. Luftglass, William G. McGuinness, James D. Wareham

Finance: Capital Markets – Debt Offerings – Advice to Issuers
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Stuart H. Gelfond

Finance: Capital Markets – Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Stuart H. Gelfond

Finance: Capital Markets – Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Stuart H. Gelfond, Mark S. Hayek

Finance: Capital Markets – Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Stuart H. Gelfond, Mark S. Hayek

Finance: Capital Markets – Global Offerings – Advice to Issuers
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Joshua Thomas Coleman, Stuart H. Gelfond, Mark S. Hayek, Joshua Wechsler
 
Finance: Capital Markets – Global Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Joshua Thomas Coleman, Stuart H. Gelfond, Mark S. Hayek, Joshua Wechsler
 
Finance: Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings – Advice to Issuers
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Joshua Thomas Coleman, Stuart H. Gelfond

Finance: Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
Andrew B. Barkan, Daniel J. Bursky, Joshua Thomas Coleman, Stuart H. Gelfond

Finance: Commercial Lending – Advice to Borrowers
Daniel J. Bursky, Julian S.H. Chung, Stewart A. Kagan, Meredith L. Mackey, Brian D. Murphy, J. Christian Nahr, F. William Reindel, Adam D. Summers

Finance: Commercial Lending – Advice to Lenders
Daniel J. Bursky, Julian S.H. Chung, Stewart A. Kagan, Meredith L. Mackey, Brian D. Murphy, J. Christian Nahr, F. William Reindel, Adam D. Summers

Finance: Restructuring (including Bankruptcy) – Corporate
Jennifer L. Rodburg, Brad Eric Scheler

Finance: Structured Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products
William J. Breslin, Robert M. McLaughlin, David S. Mitchell

Government: Government Contracts
Michael J. Anstett, Douglas W. Baruch, James J. McCullough

Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds
Jonathan S. Adler, Lawrence N. Barshay, Walid Khuri, Lisa M. Schneider

Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)
Richard I. Ansbacher, Jeremy R. Berry, Gerald H. Brown, Garret I. Filler, Matthew W. Howard, John M. Liftin, Kenneth I. Rosh, Rebecca Neuschatz Zelenka

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Retirement Plans – Transactional
Amy L. Blackman, Donald P. Carleen, Adam Kaminsky, Jeffrey Ross

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1bn+)
Steven Epstein, Christopher Ewan, Brian T. Mangino, Philip Richter, Robert C. Schwenkel, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman
 
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Christopher Ewan, Andrea Gede-Lange, Randi Lally, Brian T. Mangino, Robert C. Schwenkel, Steven J. Steinman

Real Estate
Tal J. Golomb, Valerie Kelly, Stephen Lefkowitz, Jonathan L. Mechanic, Robert Sorin

Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning
Zachary Bernstein, Tal J. Golomb, Stephen Lefkowitz, Melanie Meyers, Carol E. Rosenthal

Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
Michael J. Alter, Robert Cassanos, Joseph E. Fox, Alan S. Kaden, David I. Shapiro, W. Reid Thompson
 

The Legal 500 UK 2017 Guide Recognizes Fried Frank Practices and Lawyers

Fried Frank has been recognized in 10 practice categories in The Legal 500 UK 2017, a guide to the leading commercial law firms in the UK. In addition, 11 Fried Frank lawyers are recommended by the publication.
 
Corporate partner Mark Mifsud, who serves as managing partner of the Firm’s London office, and litigation partner Justin Michaelson are listed as “Leading Individuals” in the practice areas of Corporate and Commercial: Investment Funds: Private Funds, and Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation, respectively.

The Firm’s practice rankings and list of recommended lawyers are as follows:
  • Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition 
    • Antitrust and competition partner Tobias Caspary and antitrust and competition associates Max Küttner and Neda Moussavi
       
  • Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services (non-contentious/regulatory) 
    • Corporate partner Gregg Beechey
       
  • Corporate and Commercial: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds 
    • Corporate partners Kate Downey and David W. Selden
       
  • Corporate and Commercial: Investment Funds: Private Funds 
    • Corporate partners Gregg Beechey, Kate Downey, Mark Mifsud and David W. Selden
       
  • Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Mid-Market, £50m-£250m 
    • Corporate partner Dan Oates
       
  • Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions, Mid-Cap Deal Capability
    • Corporate partner Dan Oates
       
  • Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation 
    • Litigation partners James Kitching and Justin Michaelson
       
  • Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration 
    • Litigation partners James Kitching and Justin Michaelson
       
  • Finance: Acquisition Finance
    • Corporate partner Jons F. Lehmann
       
  • Finance: Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans 
    • Corporate partner Jons F. Lehmann

Fried Frank Practices and Attorneys Ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2016 Guide

Fried Frank has been recognized in eight practice areas in The Legal 500 UK 2016 rankings, a guide to the leading commercial law firms in the UK. In addition, ten Fried Frank partners are recommended by the publication.
 
Corporate partner Graham White, who serves as the head of the Firm’s Private Equity Practice in Europe and managing partner of the Firm’s London office, and corporate partner Mark Mifsud are listed as “Leading Individuals” in the practice areas of Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Transactions and Corporate and Commercial: Investment Funds, respectively.

The Firm’s practice rankings and list of recommended lawyers are as follows:
  • Corporate and Commercial: EU and Competition 
    •  Antitrust and competition partner Tobias Caspary
  • Corporate and Commercial: Financial Services (non-contentious/regulatory) 
    • Corporate partner Gregg Beechey
  • Corporate and Commercial: Investment Funds: Private Funds 
    • Corporate partners Gregg Beechey, Kate Downey and Mark Mifsud
  • Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Mid-Market, £50m-£250m 
    • Corporate partners Graham White and Dan Oates
  • Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity: Transactions 
    • Corporate partners Graham White and Dan Oates
  • Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation 
    • Litigation partners James Kitching and Justin Michaelson
  • Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration 
    • Litigation partners James Kitching and Justin Michaelson
  • Finance: Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans 
    • Corporate partner Jons F. Lehmann
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