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Friday, January 28, 2005


We haven't spent too much time at Skallawwag discussing leadership shake-ups, but it's high time we start. Paul Reinstein has been ousted as co-managing partner of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, as the firm has adopted a new management structure. In addition to the creation of a four-attorney team to oversee overseas operation in Europe, the firm voted to install Brit Justin Spendlove as managing partner. Spendlove has only been with Fried for roughly a year, but he used to be managing partner at Ashurst, so everyone figured he'd be right for the job.

The other managing partner, Valerie Ford Jacob, has been renamed the firm's chair. No one has been named the firm's ottoman, because that'd be silly.

Spendlove takes lead in Fried Frank shake-up
By Sarah Gill
Legal Week