Fraidin joined Kirkland & Ellis as a corporate partner
in April 2003. Previously, Mr. Fraidin was a partner with
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where his
practice focused on the representation of major companies
and investment groups, acquisitions, proxy contests and
the representation of special committees and boards of directors
regarding corporate governance and other matters.
as "one of the best" and a "classic M&A
lawyer," Mr. Fraidin has been selected by Chambers
USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business and by Chambers
Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business in Private
Equity/Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment in 2004,
2005, and 2006, and in Corporate/M&A in 2005 and 2006.
Chambers notes that "He's never lost for the right
word or phrase," and "he's nimble on his feet."
He was profiled in the article, After Forty Years at Fried,
Frank Stephen Fraidin Moves to Kirkland & Ellis, which
appeared in The M&A Journal; moderated the roundtable
discussion, The M&A Market Today and Tomorrow, which
appeared in The Deal; and was interviewed for the article
One-on-One with Kirkland & Ellis Partner Stephen Fraidin
on the Legal Side of Mid-Market Dealmaking. He was mentioned
in the San Francisco Chronicle article When Hostile Takeovers