Audrey Strauss, a partner in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Shriver, Harrison & Jacobson LLP, has been named the new chief legal officer of Alcoa Inc., the largest U.S. aluminum producer.
The percentage of female associates at law firms fell for the third straight year, even as women made gains in becoming partners, according to a survey by NALP, formerly known as The National Association for Law Placement.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP represented Media General Inc. in its $1.6 billion acquisition of LIN Media LLC. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP represented LIN in the deal.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP litigator Scott A. Edelman, 49, will take the helm of the firm this week succeeding Mel Immergut, 66, who has led the firm since 1995.