Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

August 01, 2005 04:00 ET

Fried Frank Names Ten New Partners

NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Aug 1, 2005) -

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that ten lawyers have been elected to the partnership of the firm. As of September 1, 2005, the new partners are Emil Buchman, Israel David, Michael B. de Leeuw, Michelle B. Gold, Gary L. Kaplan, Walid Khuri, J. Christian Nahr, Harry R. Silvera, Paul D. Tropp, and Teresa M. Venezia.

"We are pleased to welcome these outstanding attorneys to the partnership. They represent a cross section of our practice areas and demonstrate the growth of the firm as a global business," said Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's Chairperson.

"Each of our new partners embodies Fried Frank's culture of excellence, imagination and achievement. We congratulate them today and look forward to their continued success and contribution to the firm," said Justin Spendlove, Fried Frank's Managing Partner.

The following attorneys were elected Partner:

Emil Buchman, an attorney in the New York Corporate Department, focuses his practice on a wide variety of financing transactions for financial institutions and corporations including the representation of commercial and investment banks in syndicated senior financings, mezzanine investors in mezzanine financings and private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and public companies as borrowers in financing transactions. Mr. Buchman joined the firm in 1996 and became special counsel in 2004. He received his JD, summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and his BA, summa cum laude, from Azerkaijan Civil Engineering Institute in Baku. He is admitted to the bar in New York.

Israel David, an attorney in the New York Litigation Department, focuses his practice on the litigation of complex corporate and commercial disputes, with an emphasis on securities, shareholder, derivative and class action litigation, corporate control disputes, and white-collar criminal proceedings. Mr. David joined the firm in 1996. He received his JD, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and his BA from Beth Medrash Govoha. He is admitted to the bar in New York and to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts in New York.

Michael B. de Leeuw, an attorney in New York Litigation Department, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation for major corporations and institutions involving a broad range of issues, including contract, intellectual property, securities, business tort and antitrust law. Mr. De Leeuw joined the firm in 1997. He received his JD from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark and his BA from Montclair State University. He is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.

Michelle B. Gold, an attorney in the Washington Tax Department, focuses her practice in the area of federal income taxation, including the use of pass-through entities, the structuring of taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, reorganizations of ongoing business enterprises and tax planning for financings and other capital formation transactions. Ms. Gold joined the firm in 1997. She has a JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as articles editor of the Law and Policy International Business Journal. She received an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Brandeis University. She is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Virginia.

Gary L. Kaplan, an attorney in the New York Bankruptcy and Restructuring Department, focuses his practice on the representation of debtors, creditors' committees, significant creditors and third-party purchasers in connection with chapter 11 cases and restructuring situations. Mr. Kaplan joined the firm in 1998. He received his JD, with honors, from Rutgers University School of Law and his BA from the University of Maryland at College Park. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Marie Garibaldi, New Jersey Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey.

Walid Khuri, an attorney in the Washington Corporate Department, focuses primarily on fund-related work and other transactional and securities law matters, including the structuring and offering of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds, swaps and derivate transactions. He also regularly advises hedge fund advisers and other clients on issues of governance, business planning and securities law compliance. Mr. Khuri joined the firm in 2000. He received his JD, with honors, from George Washington University, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and a BA from Brown University. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and New York.

J. Christian Nahr, an attorney in the London Corporate Department, focuses his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, acquisition finance and U.S. securities and corporate law. Mr. Nahr joined the firm's New York office in 1997, transferred to the Paris office in 1999, and has been based in London since 2002. He received his LLM from New York University School of Law and his LLB, with honors, from the Freie Universitat Berlin. Mr. Nahr served as a law clerk to the Court of Appeals, Berlin. He is admitted to the bar in New York and in Germany.

Harry R. Silvera, an attorney in the New York Real Estate Department, focuses his practice on a wide range of real estate matters and transactions including sales and acquisitions, financing, leasing and joint ventures. Mr. Silvera joined the firm in 1995 as member of the Tax Department, later moving to the Real Estate Department in 1998. He received his JD from Columbia University School of Law and his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is admitted to the bar in New York.

Paul D. Tropp, an attorney in the New York Corporate Department, focuses his practice on capital markets and corporate finance transactions including the representation of issuers, underwriters and lenders in domestic and international public and private debt and equity securities offerings and related capital markets transactions. Mr. Tropp joined the firm's London office in 2001 and has been based in New York since 2002. He received his JD from New York University School of Law and his BA from Harvard College. He is admitted to the bar in New York.

Teresa M. Venezia, an attorney in the New York Litigation Department, focuses her practice on Securities Regulation and Enforcement representing parties in investigations conducted by the United States Securities and Exchange commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the New York Stock Exchange or state securities regulators; conducting internal investigations; providing crisis management advice to public and private companies; counseling public companies and regulated entities on their obligations under the federal securities laws; and counseling public companies and regulated entities on the implementation and maintenance of compliance programs. Ms. Venezia joined the firm in 2000 and became special counsel in 2004. She received her JD, magna cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law and her BS from St. John's University. She is admitted to the bar in New York and to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 520 attorneys in offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris and Frankfurt. Fried Frank lawyers represent clients in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and private equity, securities offerings and financings, international transactions, asset management and corporate governance; litigation, including general commercial litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, intellectual property litigation, qui tam and RICO defense matters, takeover and proxy fight litigation, environmental matters and domestic and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution; antitrust counseling and litigation; bankruptcy and restructuring; real estate; securities regulation, compliance and enforcement; government contracts compliance and litigation; benefits and compensation; intellectual property and technology; tax; financial institutions; and trusts and estates. More information on Fried Frank can be found at www.friedfrank.com.

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