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Former Blakes partner joins New York firm

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 11:55 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

Darren Littlejohn has been named a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Based in New York, the firm specializes in business law. Littlejohn has joined the derivatives and asset management practice.

Prior to this, Littlejohn was a partner in the financial services practice at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, and before that, he was a managing director and senior counsel in the legal department of Goldman Sachs, where he worked out of both the New York and London offices. He earned his bachelor degree from Queen’s University before attending the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

Littlejohn is experienced advising investment banks, fund managers, corporations and other end users on the structuring, regulatory analysis, and documentation of complex derivatives and related products across a broad range of asset classes.

“We look forward to adding Darren's in-depth expertise in derivatives and structured finance to our derivatives and asset management practices,” said David J. Greenwald, chair of Fried Frank.

“Having worked closely with Darren previously, I am confident that his experience representing financial clients in highly challenging matters will make him a great asset to the firm’s clients.”

Lawrence Barshay, partner in Fried Frank's corporate department and head of the firm's asset management practice added that “Darren has a very strong derivatives background and unique cross-border experience that will further expand the depth of our structured finance expertise. We are delighted to welcome him to our world-class team.”