Fried Frank Elects Ten New Partners

Mar 14, 2016, 10:09 ET from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

NEW YORK, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that it has elected ten new partners and promoted eight new special counsel, effective March 1, 2016.

"Fried Frank is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best lawyers, and we are very proud of our new partners and special counsel," said David Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. "Their strong legal skills and consistent delivery of outstanding client service will serve our clients well, as we help navigate their most challenging and sophisticated matters."

The following lawyers were elected partners:

  • Zachary Bernstein is a partner in the Real Estate Department, resident in New York. Mr. Bernstein represents owners and developers in real estate development and land use matters. He received a BA from Cornell University and JD from Fordham University School of Law.
  • Gerald H. Brown, Jr. is a partner in the Corporate Department and the Asset Management Practice, resident in New York. Mr. Brown's practice focuses on private equity fund formation. He received a BS from Elizabethtown College and a JD from New York Law School.
  • Andrea Gede-Lange is a partner in the Corporate Department and the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in New York. Ms. Gede-Lange concentrates her practice on private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions, representing both private equity firms and public and private companies. She received a BA from Mount Allison University and an LLB, BCL and MBA from McGill University. 
  • Michael T. Gershberg is a partner in the Corporate Department and the International Trade and Investment Practice, resident in Washington, DC. Mr. Gershberg's practice focuses on the representation of foreign and domestic clients regarding the application of economic sanctions and export control laws and regulations. He received a BA, magna cum laude, from Yale University and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
  • Adam Kaminsky is a partner in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Department, resident in Washington, DC. Mr. Kaminsky focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, spin-offs and other corporate transactions. He also advises clients on executive employment agreements; compensation, severance and change-in-control arrangements; and related corporate governance and disclosure matters. He received a BA from Queen's University, MA from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Laws from University of British Columbia.
  • Randi Lally is a partner in the Corporate Department and the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in New York. Ms. Lally represents both private equity firms and public and private companies in private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions; she also regularly advises investment management clients on acquisitions and dispositions of interests in hedge fund and private equity fund managers. She received a BS from Lehigh University and JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
  • Matthew Roose is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department, resident in New York. Mr. Roose represents debtors and official and unofficial creditors' and equity committees in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings; he also represents significant creditors, lenders and third-party purchasers in connection with chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructuring situations. He received a BA from Colgate University and JD, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.
  • Steven Rudgayzer is a partner in the Corporate Department and the Corporate Real Estate Practice, resident in New York. Mr. Rudgayzer represents public and private real estate companies and investment banks in a wide range of corporate real estate matters, including complex joint venture transactions, entity level investments and acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets. He received a BA, magna cum laude, from New York University and a JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
  • Peter B. Siroka is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department, resident in New York. Mr. Siroka represents debtors and official and unofficial creditors' committees in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings; he also represents significant creditors, lenders and third-party purchasers in connection with chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructuring situations. He received a BA, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a JD, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law.
  • Jennifer A. Yashar is a partner in the Real Estate Department, resident in New York. Ms. Yashar represents owners, developers and financial institutions in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions. She received a BA from Barnard College and a JD from Harvard Law School.

The following lawyers were promoted to special counsel:

  • Ryan M. Bathie is special counsel in the Real Estate Department, resident in New York.
  • Patrick Greeley is special counsel in the Corporate Department and the Corporate Real Estate Practice, resident in New York.
  • Judy E. Kim is special counsel in the Corporate Department and the Asset Management Practice, resident in New York.
  • Donna Mussio is special counsel in the Corporate Department and the Environmental Practice, resident in New York.
  • Ryan S. Plasky is special counsel in the Corporate Department and the Finance Practice, resident in Washington, DC.
  • Kenneth Rosenfeld is special counsel in the Tax Department, resident in New York.
  • Michael Schneider is special counsel in the Corporate Department and the Finance Practice, resident in New York.
  • Julia V. Smolyanskiy is special counsel in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department, resident in New York.

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