David J Greenwald was formerly a partner at the firm before becoming international general counsel and deputy general counsel at the banking business. The announcement of his appointment was made on Wednesday.
Fried Frank, based in New York, have 500 lawyers and also have a strong emphasis on capital and finance markets, with offices worldwide. The firm’s clients include various multinational Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and investment firms, and entrepreneurial companies across all sectors around the globe. So Mr Greenwald will be well at home, particularly given his involvement with the firm previously, his banking tie-up via Goldmans and his overall experience.
Although no start date has been announced by Fried Frank, it is known that he will serve as a co-chair with Valerie Ford Jacob until 2015, before assuming the role as chairman in March, 2015.