Fried Frank Expands Litigation Department, Welcomes Robin A. Henry and Motty Shulman
News releases | March 23, 2020
Ms. Henry and Mr. Shulman have extensive experience representing sophisticated financial institutions and businesses in their most complex and high-stakes matters, both in the United States and abroad. At the Firm, Ms. Henry and Mr. Shulman will advise investment funds, insurance companies, and financial institutions in connection with all manner of disputes relating to their business operations. Both have substantial experience with claims under the federal and state securities laws as well as with regard to a wide range of esoteric financial products, including asset-backed securities, insurance products, and complex financial structures. Ms. Henry and Mr. Shulman also have significant advisory experience outside of the litigation context, regularly offering strategic leadership to clients in connection with internal investigations, litigation due diligence, and the structuring of out-of-court dispute resolutions.
“We are pleased to welcome Robin and Motty to the Firm and to our leading Litigation Department,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “Their significant litigation and dispute resolution experience will help us continue to advise our clients on their most complex matters.”
Ms. Henry and Mr. Shulman’s arrival follows that of James Barratt, who joined the Firm’s Litigation Department, resident in London, in January. Other recent additions to the Litigation Department include Michael C. Keats, litigation partner in New York, and Una A. Dean, litigation partner in New York’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations and Cybersecurity Practices.
“Robin and Motty are creative problem solvers and effective advocates for their clients in the courtroom,” added Jamie Wareham, chair of the Litigation Department. “I am confident that they will be excellent additions to the team.”
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Ms. Henry and Mr. Shulman were partners at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Ms. Henry received her JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, from New York University School of Law, where she was an editor of the New York University Law Review; and her BA, cum laude, from Smith College. Mr. Shulman received his JD, summa cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, where he was an editor of the Nova Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Society; and his BA from Talmudic College of Florida.
Fried Frank's leading securities and shareholder litigation team represents special committees, special litigation committees, officers, directors, companies and financial institutions in cases filed in state and federal courts throughout the country challenging corporate action. The Firm’s litigators have substantial experience in derivative actions and have litigated the full spectrum of fiduciary duty and corporate governance issues. They also counsel clients in numerous class actions and other securities litigation and have broad experience in cases under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other provisions of the federal securities laws.
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