Fried Frank Expands Litigation Practice into the UK

Nick Cherryman and James Kitching to Join Fried Frank as Partners in London

Jun 03, 2010, 05:00 ET from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

LONDON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Nick Cherryman and James Kitching are joining the Firm's litigation practice as partners based in the Firm's London office. These significant hires highlight the expansion of the Firm's established litigation, international arbitration, and securities enforcement and white-collar crime practices into the United Kingdom.  

Nick Cherryman specializes in international arbitration and large multi-jurisdictional and international commercial disputes, with substantial experience in handling fraud and related matters. In addition to his extensive arbitration practice, Mr. Cherryman retains his rights of audience in the Higher English Courts and has represented clients in the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court) and in the courts of other common law countries.  He has substantial cross-border experience, having also handled arbitration and litigation matters in a number of non-UK jurisdictions.  He was previously a partner with Bryan Cave and prior to that he practiced for over 10 years as a commercial and chancery barrister in leading chambers in London.

James Kitching, who is a barrister, has significant experience in white-collar crime, enforcement, and special investigations work.  Mr. Kitching also handles litigation and international arbitration proceedings, principally in relation to high-value commercial contract and fraud disputes.  He continues to exercise full rights of audience and represents clients in the Queen's Bench and Chancery Divisions of the High Court and other tribunals.  Mr. Kitching will also join the Firm from Bryan Cave, where he is presently subject to a notice period.

"Investigatory and commercial dispute resolution matters are becoming increasingly cross-border, and London is an important center for these matters. Nick and James' experience and expertise greatly enhance our ability to serve our clients' needs in these areas as we further extend our established international arbitration, investigations and litigation practices in the UK and EU," said partner and chair of the Firm's litigation department, William G. McGuinness.

Fried Frank's chairperson Valerie Ford Jacob added, "We are delighted to welcome both Nick and James to the Firm.  Their breadth of practice and hands-on advocacy skills are very well suited to the growing needs of our UK and international clients."

Fried Frank's litigation department represents global corporations and financial institutions in their most challenging and complex matters. The Firm's litigators in the United States, Europe and Asia handle a diverse range of matters, involving a wide array of industries, jurisdictions and areas, such as significant intellectual property disputes, international arbitrations, multi-jurisdictional litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, and securities enforcement and regulation.

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