Kenneth R. Blackman

Of Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Kenneth R. Blackman

Kenneth R. Blackman

Of Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Biography

Kenneth R. Blackman joined the Firm in 1966 and was a corporate partner resident in Fried Frank's New York office from 1973 to 2007. In March 2007, he became of counsel upon his retirement as a partner.

Mr. Blackman's practice included representations of domestic and international clients in a variety of corporate transactions, including the representation of various Canadian companies in connection with cross-border financing, as well as merger and acquisition transactions and other matters involving the application of US securities laws to foreign issuers.

He represented both issuers and underwriters in public and private (including Rule 144A) offerings, including both equity and debt (including high-yield debt) securities. Mr. Blackman is also a long-time member of Fried Frank’s Opinion Committee.

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Pochet of America, Inc.

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Number of Boards

4

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Executive Director at U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

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Managing Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

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Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Co-Head Financial Institutions Group & Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Global Chair, Corporate Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Kenneth R. Blackman
Of Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Education
MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma
Class of 1965

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

LLB, cum laude, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1965

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

AB, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1962

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Of Counsel
1966 - Current

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides legal services. Its clients include Bank of America, Dow Jones and Northrop Grumman. The company has offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Washington. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Assistant Secretary
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Pochet of America, Inc. manufactures glass packaging products. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Wayne, NJ.

Boards & Committees
Member, Opinion Committee
Current

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides legal services. Its clients include Bank of America, Dow Jones and Northrop Grumman. The company has offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Washington. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008

Former President of United States

$500
2004

Former Senator from Massachusetts

Transactions
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ABRY Partners LLC purchases Inmar, Inc. from New Mountain Capital LLC /CA

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Third Avenue Management LLC, Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. purchase Catalyst Paper Corp.

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GGP, Inc. purchases The Rouse Co. Ltd.

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