Corporate Attorney Richard May Joins Fried Frank's London Office

By Fried Frank Harris Shriver Jacobson Llp, PRNE
Monday, January 3, 2011

LONDON, January 4, 2011 - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Richard
has joined the Firm as a corporate partner, resident in the London
office. Mr. May adds depth to Fried Frank's corporate practice in Europe and
also expands the Firm's transactional and regulatory capabilities

Mr. May's practice focuses on the representation of banks, investment
funds, asset managers and their advisers, as well as corporations, in public
and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities
offerings. He has a substantial experience and expertise in financial
services M&A, and has also represented clients in the pharmaceutical,
biotech, real estate, food, defense, IT and publishing sectors.

"As cross-border transactional activity continues to increase, we are
committed to offering our clients a strong global platform to handle these
complex transactions," said Robert Schwenkel, Chair of Fried Frank's
Corporate Department.

"We welcome Richard to Fried Frank and to our talented team in London.
Richard's ability to manage large high-profile transactions and provide
counsel on complex regulatory issues will be a valuable asset to our
international financial services and corporate clients," added Valerie Ford
, Fried Frank's Chairperson.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. May was a partner at Simmons & Simmons
in London. Mr. May previously served as Legal Adviser to the UK House of
Commons European Scrutiny Select Committee and to the Regulatory Reform
Select Committee. He holds a first class honors degree in law from the
University of Southampton.

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law firm. From its offices in New York, Washington, London, Paris, Frankfurt,
Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Firm's more than 500 lawyers regularly serve the
world's leading corporations and financial institutions with regard to their
most critical legal needs and business opportunities. More information about
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