Larry First joined American Securities Opportunities Fund in 2008 as a managing director. Prior to joining the firm, Larry was a managing director and co-portfolio manager in Merrill Lynch's Principal Credit Group, a proprietary investing platform for the firm's capital. In this role, he was responsible for evaluating and managing assets in the team's North American portfolio, including non-investment grade bank loans, stressed/distressed fixed income investments and public and private equity. Previously, Larry was a senior partner in the bankruptcy and restructuring department of the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, where he began his legal career. At Fried Frank, he represented both debtors and creditors in both in-court and out-of-court restructurings as well as lenders to, investors in, and potential buyers and sellers of, financially troubled companies. Larry was also a member and partner of Fried Frank's corporate department.
New York University School of Law, JD
Haverford College, BA