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Arthur  Fleischer, Jr.

Arthur Fleischer, Jr.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Senior Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Arthur Fleischer, Jr. is senior counsel, resident in the Firm's New York office. He joined the Firm in 1958 and became partner in 1967.

Mr. Fleischer's practice encompasses negotiated as well as contested transactions. He also advises special committees formed to review buyout proposals and corporate restructurings, and boards of directors on corporate governance.

Mr. Fleischer served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 1961 to 1964. For over 40 years, he has led the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. 

Mr. Fleischer is co-author of Takeover Defense: Mergers and Acquisitions (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen 8th edition, 2017) and the author of numerous articles on securities regulation. He is co-author, along with the late Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. and Miriam Z. Klipper, of Board Games: The Changing Shape of Corporate Power (Little, Brown & Company, 1988).

Mr. Fleischer is consistently recognized by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Senior Statesman in Corporate/M&A. He is also consistently recognized by Legal 500 in M&A: Mega Deals.

He received the "The Simeon E. Baldwin Award," an award that recognizes distinguished achievement in law and business, from the Yale Law School Center of the Study of Corporate Law in 2009. In addition, he was the recipient of The Chambers Award for Excellence in Corporate/M&A in 2006 and was named a "Dealmaker of the Year" by The American Lawyer in 2001.

Mr. Fleischer is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities; the American Law Institute; and a member and co-founder of the Advisory Committee of the Securities Regulation Institute of the Practising Law Institute. He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mr. Fleischer received his LLB from Yale Law School in 1958, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and his BA from Yale University in 1953.  He is admitted to practice in New York.

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