Legendary dealmaker James C. Freund is a retired partner of Skadden, Arps (presently of counsel to the firm). During his 30 years of active practice, Mr. Freund’s primary focus was on representing clients in mergers and acquisitions. Since then, his main professional activity has been in the field of dispute resolution, serving as a mediator and, in some cases, an arbitrator of commercial disputes. In addition to 10 books, including Smart Negotiating: How to Make Good Deals in the Real World (Simon & Schuster, 1992) he has written and lectured extensively in the field of mediation. Mr. Freund taught negotiating as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law for many years; served as chairman and participated in numerous professional seminars; and wrote, narrated and dramatized videos on negotiating, lawyering and acquisition topics.
He resides and works in New York City.