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Herbert Smith Freehills Expands New York Offering with Addition of Two Leading Financial Services Litigators

01 November 2021 | New York
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Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its Disputes Practice in New York, with the hire of Partners Marc Gottridge and Lisa Fried. 

The addition of Marc and Lisa will enable the firm to further bolster its successful global financial services practice.

Marc and Lisa join Herbert Smith Freehills from Hogan Lovells. Marc served as the global head of Hogan Lovells' financial services litigation practice. In addition to Lisa’s work as a partner in financial services litigation, she also served as the firm’s administrative partner for the New York office.

A seasoned litigator with over three decades of experience, Marc handles large scale cross-border and complex litigation and regulatory enforcement for international clients in the financial services industry. Marc has also played a leading role in internal investigations and investigations conducted by the United States Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and state regulators.

A highly-regarded litigator, Lisa represents some of the world's leading financial institutions and other global companies in complex commercial litigation, major class actions, and investigations. She frequently represents non-U.S. banks in cross-border matters and has particular experience in conflicts between U.S. and foreign laws. Lisa has represented major European banks in a range of civil litigation matters in the U.S., and has litigated numerous consumer-facing disputes for U.S. financial institutions.

Marc received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Columbia University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Lisa received a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Scott Balber, Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills New York office and US Head of Investigations and Financial Services Litigation said: “We are pleased to welcome Marc and Lisa to the firm. They are established market leaders in financial services litigation with a deep wealth of experience in the space. Their addition will underline the strength of our practice in New York and adds to our already compelling offering.”

Marc Gottridge said: “I am thrilled to be joining Herbert Smith Freehills’ market-leading disputes practice. I look forward to working closely with the excellent team to continue to provide high-quality advice to our clients.”

Lisa Fried said: “I am excited to join the talented team at Herbert Smith Freehills in New York and help grow this already phenomenal practice.”

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