Fried Frank Grows Capital Markets Practice, Welcomes Brian Hecht as Partner
News releases | September 9, 2021
Mr. Hecht has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. At Fried Frank, he will represent issuers, private equity sponsors, and underwriters on a variety of complex corporate and securities law matters, including initial public offerings, high-yield offerings, spinoffs, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, SPAC transactions, and investment grade debt offerings. Mr. Hecht will also counsel US and international companies with respect to corporate governance matters; SEC, NYSE, and NASDAQ disclosures; and reporting and compliance obligations.
“The Firm is seeing significant demand for sophisticated counsel on complex capital markets transactions,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “We expect this trend to continue, and Brian’s expertise will only further benefit our clients in this space. We are delighted to welcome him to Fried Frank.”
“Brian is a fantastic addition to our practice,” said Daniel J. Bursky, head of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice. “His impressive breadth of knowledge and commitment to exceptional client service make him an excellent fit for Fried Frank. Brian’s capabilities will further our market-leading global Capital Markets Practice and enable us to continue serving our best-in-class clients.”
Mr. Hecht was previously a partner in the capital markets groups at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School where he was an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, and his BA, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University. Mr. Hecht has also been recognized in The Legal 500 US guide.
“As one of the leading securities law firms, Fried Frank has built an impressive reputation for successfully navigating clients through their most complex capital markets transactions,” added Mr. Hecht. “I am thrilled to begin working alongside this talented group of attorneys and add depth and bench strength to the Firm’s renowned Capital Markets Practice.”
Fried Frank’s Capital Markets Practice is involved in all aspects of the capital structure and advises clients on their most sophisticated transactions. The team regularly represents issuers, underwriters, financial sponsors, selling stockholders, initial purchasers, and dealer-managers in private and public debt and equity securities offerings, and related acquisition finance and private equity transactions.
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