Bret T. Chrisope is a corporate partner in Fried Frank's Asset Management, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in the firm's Washington, DC office. He joined the firm in 2018 and became a partner in 2020.
Bret represents clients 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.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Bret was Vice President & Associate General Counsel in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He advised the company on private equity transactions, capital raising activities and bank regulatory issues, and also provided high-level legal support to a number of its portfolio companies. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Bret practiced at a large international law firm in New York, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and financial services regulation.
M&A/PE Briefing |Officer May Have Liability for Ignoring “Red Flags” of Sexual Harassment Problem at the Company (Under Caremark)—and for His Own Sexual Harassment (as a Duty of Loyalty Violation)—McDonald’s⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Chancery’s Second Decision on SPAC Fiduciary Duties Reaffirms Entire Fairness Review But Still Leaves Open Whether It Would Apply If Disclosure Was Adequate—Delman⟶
Alerts and newsletters |M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2022⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Delaware Supreme Court Holds a Controller Is Not Liable For Its “Opportunistic and Manipulative” Conduct, As Fiduciary Duties Were Contractually Waived—Boardwalk Pipeline v. Bandera⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Important Lessons from the Court of Chancery Regarding PE Sponsors, Portco Operating Agreements, Failed Projections, and More—P3 Health Group⟶
Client memorandum |Court of Chancery Addresses Board Responsibility Under Caremark for Cybersecurity Risk—SolarWinds⟶
Client memorandum |Second Circuit Makes New Law by Establishing a Bright-Line Test for Standing to Bring Rule 10b-5 Claims Challenging a Target’s False or Misleading Pre-Merger Disclosure—Menora v. Frutarom⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Drafting Lessons from the Court of Chancery—the Meaning of “Void,” “Subject to,” and “And”⟶
Alerts and newsletters |M&A/PE Quarterly, Fall 2022⟶