After a 10-year run as the head of the firm, David Greenwald will soon step down from his role as Fried Frank’s chair. Greenwald started his career at the firm, and though he took a break to work at Goldman Sachs for a time, he eventually returned to the place where it all began and will enter retirement in early 2024.
During his time serving as Fried Frank’s leader, Greenwald responsibly guided the approximately 700-lawyer firm through a great deal of financial growth — not to mention a pandemic. As noted by the American Lawyer, when Greenwald first assumed his leadership role in 2013, the firm’s revenue was just under $500 million. In fiscal 2023, the firm’s revenue is now just under $1 billion.
Greenwald will be passing the reins to asset management partner Kenneth Rosh, who currently leads the firm’s private equity funds group while serving as a member of the firm’s governance committee. He will assume his new duties as chair in March 2024, when the firm’s new fiscal year begins. M&A and private equity partner Steven Epstein, co-leader of the firm’s M&A practice, will serve alongside Rosh as managing partner, while litigation partner Scott Luftglass, co-leader of the firm’s securities and shareholder litigation practice, will serve as vice chair.
Congratulations to David Greenwald on a job well done, and congratulations to Kenneth Rosh on his ascent to the top of the firm.
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