Gibson Dunn Adds Finance Partner Fred Lee in Dallas Office

August 1, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Fred Lee has joined the firm as a partner in the Dallas office.  Lee, formerly a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, will continue his corporate debt finance practice at Gibson Dunn.

“Fred is a welcome addition to the firm,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Fred’s substantial experience will enhance the firm’s offerings in increasingly critical types of finance transactions, including sponsor-side acquisition finance transactions in conjunction with our Private Equity Practice Group and distressed financing in conjunction with our Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group – both of which are strategic focus areas for the firm.”

“Fred has built a reputation as a highly regarded and versatile finance partner with the ability to work seamlessly across private equity, finance and distressed finance transactions,” said Aaron F. Adams, Co-Chair of the Global Finance Practice Group.  “Fred has directed his practice toward the New York alternative capital/hedge fund market and represents the core institutions regularly at the center of private credit and distressed finance transactions.  We are delighted to have him on board.”

“I am extremely excited to have Fred joining the team,” said Scott J. Greenberg, Co-Chair of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.  “We know Fred well from being across the table from him in many transactions over the years and have the utmost respect for his substantive skillset as well as the way he carries himself in these often complicated and intense situations.  As the restructuring work continues to pick up, having Fred on the team will enhance our ability to continue delivering the best work product and results to our clients.”

“Gibson Dunn is a world-class firm in finance, private equity and restructuring, and this integrated platform is a perfect fit for the next chapter of my career,” said Lee.  “I look forward to practicing together and collaborating with my new colleagues across these key practice areas.”

About Fred Lee

Lee focuses on corporate debt finance with an emphasis on representing sponsors and portfolio companies in acquisition financings, refinancings, leveraged recapitalizations and other portfolio company financings, as well as representing creditor groups in distressed and restructuring transactions (both out of court and in court) and representing credit funds in direct lending transactions.  He also conducts risk arbitrage analysis for special situations investors, assessing potential credit investments.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Lee was a partner at Akin Gump where he practiced since 2006.  He graduated from Yale Law School in 2004.