Fried Frank hires Mayer Brown co-head

January 20, 2016 Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired the joint head of restructuring at Mayer Brown, Ashley Katz, to launch a restructuring practice for the firm in London. Katz had been a partner at Mayer Brown since he joined the firm in 2008 and led its restructuring group along with Devi Shah.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Katz had a stint as partner at Paul Friedman & Associates in Johannesburg and was a senior associate at Allen & Overy.

Katz joins Fried Frank in February and will begin building a restructuring practice for the firm there. His clients while at Mayer Brown included accounting firms, insolvency practitioners and funds.

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