Spendlove elected managing partner at Fried Frank

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has announced a management reshuffle, with London partner Justin Spendlove elected to the managing partner post at the US firm.

Spendlove was formerly managing partner at Ashurst until he defected last April to join the firm’s jilted merger suitor.

The firm’s former managing partner since 2003, Valerie Ford Jacob, is taking the reins as chairperson while her former co-managing partner Paul Reinstein is returning to full time corporate practice.