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Mayer Brown announced today that Frederick C. Fisher has joined its Banking & Finance practice as a partner in Chicago. Previously, he was a partner with Greenberg Traurig in Chicago.

“Fred is well-known in Chicago for his impressive track record of advising corporations and financial institutions on complex financings, particularly in representing lead lenders and agents in structuring a wide range of loan transactions,” said Doug Doetsch, Chicago partner and co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice. “His deep experience further expands Mayer Brown’s syndicated lending capabilities, a core component of our global Banking & Finance practice.”

Mr. Fisher focuses his diverse finance practice on the representation of corporate and lending clients—including banks, commercial finance institutions, private equity funds, and public and private corporations—in connection with complex domestic and international financing transactions at all levels of the capital structure on a secured or unsecured basis. His representations include leveraged buyouts, working capital financings, dividend recaps, cash flow and asset-based financings, add-on acquisitions, cross-border and multi-currency financings, ESOPs and franchise financings, debtor-in-possession financings and numerous other in- and out-of-court workouts and restructurings.

“Mayer Brown’s global platform, collegial atmosphere and strong reputation for handling sophisticated finance matters were key factors in my decision to join the firm,” said Mr. Fisher. “I look forward to applying my extensive lending experience to further expand the firm’s Banking & Finance offerings.”

“Fred’s arrival furthers the continued growth of the Chicago office, and his deep experience will enhance our ability to serve companies here and around the world,” said Frederick B. Thomas, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Chicago office.

Mr. Fisher earned a JD from Northwestern University and received a BS from Miami University of Ohio. He is the secretary and a board member of Open Books, a charity focused on literacy and other education programs for Chicago’s underprivileged youth.