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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

ONE NEW YORK PLAZA, NEW YORK, NY 10004, USA
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Donald Carleen

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Work 212-859-8202
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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Executive Compensation & ERISA

Position

Mr. Carleen is an executive compensation & ERISA partner and regularly advises corporations, boards of directors, compensation committees and senior executives on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits, including ERISA and tax, employment and securities law matters. Advises in complex M&A, leveraged buyouts, private equity, hedge fund, bankruptcy and restructuring transactions. Specializes in structuring and negotiation of executive employment, severance and equity participation arrangements in M&A transactions.

Career

Mr. Carleen joined Fried Frank in 1983 and became a partner in 1987.

Member

Mr. Carleen is a member of Section on Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee, American Bar Association; The New York State Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New Jersey Lawyer's Fund and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.

Education

JD, summa cum laude, Brooklyn Law School (1983); BA, St. Johns School of Risk Management (formerly The College of Insurance) (1977).


United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Leading lawyers

Donald Carleen - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s New York-based practice group acts for prominent investment firms such as AEA Investors, CVC Growth Fund and Wendel. Clients particularly praised the team for its resourcefulness and up-to-date knowledge of market trends and developments. Donald Carleen, Amy Blackman, Washington DC-based Adam Kaminsky and practice head Jeffrey Ross acted for Goldman Sachs in a number of transactions, including its $1.6bn joint venture acquisition of Lucid Energy Group II and its acquisition of Aviation Facilities Company. The team also advised Humana, as part of a consortium, on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of its $4.1bn acquisition of Kindred at Home.

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