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Fried Frank Elects Five Partners and Promotes Six Special Counsel 

News releases | February 24, 2020

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that it has elected five new partners and promoted six new special counsel, effective March 1, 2020.
 
“Our people are our greatest asset and it is important that we attract, develop, retain and promote highly skilled and talented lawyers to ensure that we continue to serve as the go-to firm for our clients' most complex and sophisticated matters,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “We are pleased to congratulate our new partners and special counsel on their well-deserved promotion.”
 
The following lawyers were elected to the partnership:
  • Bret T. Chrisope in the Corporate Department and Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Chrisope focuses his practice on a broad range of transactional matters including public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority and growth equity investments, co-investments, private equity fund secondary transactions, and general corporate governance matters. He also has extensive experience advising on the regulation of banks, investment managers, and other types of financial institutions. He received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, cum laude, where he was member of the University of Chicago Law Review, and his BS, summa cum laude, from Tulane University.
  • Jason L. Greenberg in the Corporate Department and Intellectual Property and Technology Practice, resident in the New York office. Mr. Greenberg concentrates his practice on intellectual property and technology contracts, including licensing, development, distribution, manufacturing, services, outsourcing, and other commercial agreements in the software, fintech, consumer products, financial services, and industrial sectors. He received his JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, Order of the Coif, where he was an editor of the Cardozo Law Review, and his BA, magna cum laude, from George Washington University.
  • Kabaye Liku in the Real Estate Department, resident in the New York office. Ms. Liku's practice focuses on commercial real estate finance and development, representing lenders and institutional investors in the origination and restructuring of mortgage and mezzanine loans for capital markets and syndicate and balance sheet lenders for the acquisition, development, and construction of various commercial properties. She also handles the purchase and sale of mortgage and subordinated debt, including the negotiation of intercreditor, participation, and co-lender agreements. She received her JD from New York University School of Law, and her BA, cum laude, from American University.
  • Nicole R. Love in the Litigation Department, resident in the New York office. Ms. Love focuses her practice in the areas of general commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and securities enforcement, with a particular focus on government and regulatory investigations. She received her JD from Boston College Law School, cum laude, and her BS and BA, from Pennsylvania State University.
  • Ryan S. Plasky in the Corporate Department and Finance Practice, resident in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Plasky’s practice focuses on a broad range of leveraged financing transactions and other corporate matters for private equity sponsors, investment banks, hedge funds, REITs and public and private companies. He received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his BA, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.
The following lawyers were promoted to special counsel:
  • Mary Beth Houlihan in the Corporate Department and Environmental Practice, resident in the New York office. She received her JD from Columbia University, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her BA from Claremont McKenna College.
  • Michael A. Kleinman in the Litigation Department, resident in the New York office. He received his JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, where he was a member of the Cardozo Law Review, and his BA from Tufts University.
  • John Lawrence in the Corporate Department and Capital Markets Practice, resident in the New York office. He received his JD from Cornell Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, and his AB from Dartmouth College.
  • Leigh Mallon in the Litigation Department, resident in the London office. He received his LLB from Deakin University.
  • Martín Esteban Strauch in the Corporate Department and Asset Management Practice, resident in the Washington, DC office. He received his JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude, and his BS, cum laude, from the University of Florida.
  • Roy Tannenbaum in the Corporate Department and Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in the New York office. He received his LLM from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also received an LLM, magna cum laude, and his LLB from Tel Aviv University.

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