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A.J. Frey is a partner in the Washington, D.C. and New York offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Investment Funds Practice Group.
Mr. Frey’s practice focuses on the formation and operation of private investment funds across a variety of fund strategies, including private equity, growth equity, venture capital, credit and real asset funds. In addition to fund formation, he has significant experience advising on the acquisition and sale of minority stakes in fund sponsors, as well as spin-outs of fund businesses and management teams. Mr. Frey frequently works with sponsors seeking to establish private funds for the first time. He also advises investment firms on their operation, regulation and internal governance arrangements.
Mr. Frey’s representative clients include Dextra Partners, The Halifax Group, Lupa Systems, Main Street Advisors, MidOcean Partners, Motive Partners, Ottawa Avenue Private Capital, SOUNDWaves Holdings, StepStone Group, and Wafra, among others.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Frey served as General Counsel of Greenspring Associates, where he managed the legal function of a more than $13 billion AUM diversified venture capital platform across direct, secondary, fund-of-fund and bespoke investment strategies.
Mr. Frey has been recognized as “One to Watch” in the Private Client Global Elite, a directory of leading private client advisers published by Legal Week and The American Lawyer.
Mr. Frey graduated summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he received the John W. Davis Prize for Law for the highest cumulative grade point average, served as managing editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Frey is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.
Washington & Lee University - 2012 Juris Doctor
University of Virginia - 2008 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar