Fried Frank hires Mayer Brown co-head
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.