Prominent Derivatives Lawyer Robert McLaughlin Joins Fried Frank as Partner in Firm's Asset Management and Financial Services Practices

Jun 29, 2010, 10:13 ET from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that nationally recognized derivatives lawyer Robert McLaughlin has joined the Firm as a partner in its Asset Management and Financial Services Practices.  Mr. McLaughlin, whose clients include investment and commercial banks, investment management firms, individual investors, corporations and government-sponsored entities, is the author of Over-the-Counter Derivative Products:  A Guide to Business and Legal Risk Management and Documentation.

Mr. McLaughlin's practice concentrates on financial transactions with an emphasis on over-the-counter derivatives, structured products, synthetic investments and credit extensions, as well as derivatives claim trading.  He regularly advises market participants on legislative and regulatory developments.  He has extensive experience structuring and executing a wide array of financial derivatives and structured products, including credit, equity, commodity and other derivatives, and synthetic investments in hedge fund interests, commercial loans and other asset classes.  He also advises clients on derivatives and related matters in bankruptcies and insolvencies.  Mr. McLaughlin was most recently the co-chair of the Structured Products Practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and is a frequent speaker at derivatives industry programs.

"We are delighted to welcome Bob, a nationally respected derivatives practitioner, to the Firm.  In addition to supporting our top-tier asset management and financial services practices, his broad derivatives expertise enables us to offer an enhanced platform of services to a broad range of corporate clients on a global basis," said Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's Chairperson.

"The derivatives and prime brokerage areas are in a growth mode. Bob's solid expertise in asset management, OTC derivatives and prime brokerage matters enhances our ability to offer our clients a full-service, world-wide derivatives practice that includes derivatives and regulatory lawyers in the United States, Europe and Asia," said Lawrence N. Barshay, partner and head of Fried Frank's asset management group.

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