WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that George R. Calhoun V has joined the Firm's litigation practice as special counsel resident in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Calhoun is a noted commercial litigator specializing in complex commercial disputes, insolvency and creditors' rights. He joins Fried Frank from Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
Mr. Calhoun's practice primarily focuses on the litigation of complex disputes for clients in a broad array of disciplines, including contracts, real estate, fraud and bankruptcy. He has an extensive background in dispute resolution, having appeared before numerous state and federal courts on behalf of clients ranging from large multinational corporations to individuals. He also regularly appears before bankruptcy courts on behalf of creditors and other interested parties.
"We are pleased to welcome George to our litigation practice," said Fried Frank litigation partner Howard Stahl. "The depth of his experience in complex commercial disputes and insolvency related litigation will be a tremendous asset to our clients across practice areas."
"George's expertise will be a valuable complement to our commercial litigation practice, which continues to flourish and expand in the United States and internationally. We welcome him to the Firm," added Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's Chairperson.
Mr. Calhoun received his JD, with honors, from University of Maryland School of Law (Order of the Coif) in 1997, and his BA from Vanderbilt University in 1994. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Fried Frank's litigators represent clients across multiple jurisdictions in a broad range of matters, including complex contract, bankruptcy, financial services, insurance, real estate and antitrust litigation. Our litigators, based in the US, UK, France and Hong Kong, counsel clients on a wide variety of cross-border commercial disputes, international arbitrations and investigations. We advise boards of directors, issuers and underwriters in disputes relating to pending and potential mergers and acquisitions, equity securities offerings and debt offerings. We also are active in representing boards, special committees and special litigation committees in addressing challenges to corporate conduct. In addition, we represent clients with regard to a variety of patent, trademark and copyright matters.
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