A.J. Frey, Former General Counsel of Greenspring Associates, Rejoins Gibson Dunn in D.C.

November 1, 2021

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that A.J. Frey has rejoined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner.  Frey, formerly General Counsel of Greenspring Associates, will focus on the formation and operation of private investment funds and will advise sponsors of private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and real asset funds.

“We are excited to welcome A.J. back to Gibson Dunn,” said Barbara Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “A.J. is highly regarded and his impressive skillset, further enhanced by his in-house experience, makes him a strong addition to our leading investment funds practice.”

“We are delighted to have A.J. back,” said Shukie Grossman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group.  “As fundraising activity continues to surge and sponsors expand their product offerings, A.J.’s deep proficiency across a variety of fund types will further complement our practice’s formidable profile.”

“I am thrilled to be returning to Gibson Dunn,” said Frey.  “The firm’s collaborative culture and stellar reputation made this an easy choice for the next chapter of my career.  I know this team well, and I could not be more excited to once again work alongside this tremendously talented group of lawyers.”

About A.J. Frey

Before rejoining Gibson Dunn, Frey served as General Counsel of Greenspring Associates, where he managed the legal function of a more than $13 billion diversified venture capital platform across direct, secondary, fund-of-fund and bespoke investment strategies.  Greenspring Associates was acquired in September 2021 by StepStone Group.  Frey previously served as an associate at Gibson Dunn in the Investment Funds Practice Group.

Frey graduated summa cum laude in 2012 from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he received the John W. David Prize for Law for the highest cumulative grade point average, served as managing editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.