NEW YORK, December 3, 2018: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Richard (“Rick”) Frye has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the Firm’s global Private Equity practice and is based in the Dallas office.
“Rick’s significant experience in private equity ranges across many types of transactions and spans a wide variety of industries,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “We are excited to welcome him back to the Firm.”
“Rick has a proven record in private equity and a keen business sense,” commented Courtney Marcus, co-Managing Partner of Weil’s Dallas office and a partner in the Firm’s Banking & Finance practice. “He will be an invaluable asset to the Dallas office.”
Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s global Corporate Department noted: “Rick brings broad market knowledge and will be an important part of our global Private Equity platform.”
Mr. Frye rejoined Weil from Winston & Strawn LLP, where he was a partner in their Corporate & Finance department, concentrating on complex corporate transactions for public and private companies, private equity sponsors, and portfolio companies. His practice focuses on equity offerings, minority equity investments, joint ventures, venture capital investments, public company reporting issues, matters of corporate governance and fiduciary obligations, and other general corporate matters. Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, he was an associate at Weil.
Mr. Frye commented: “I am thrilled to return to Weil and be part of its well-recognized global Private Equity practice. I look forward to collaborating with the Firm’s talented lawyers around the world to provide best-in-class advice to our clients.”
About Weil’s Private Equity Practice
Weil’s global Private Equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite, market leaders in this field. Our clients include the majority of the largest and highest profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Weil advises more than 200 private equity clients worldwide, including 9 out of the 10 largest global private equity funds and 70% of the top 25, as ranked by PEI 300 2018. Our advice covers all aspects of the full life cycle of investments.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.