Frederick Salek has 20 years experience as General Counsel of both public and private companies, ranging from $150 million to $3 billion in size, in the healthcare, computer and energy industries. He has served with a number of groundbreaking technology companies, including Agfa Medical, developer of the first enterprise-level software platform for medical imaging, Technicon Instruments Corporation, developer of the first automated immunodiagnostic analyzer, and Cooper LaserSonics, developer of the original excimer laser for correcting vision deficiencies. He has served on executive management teams with operations in the US, Canada and Europe. He began his career in private practice in 1975 with the law firm of Holland & Hart in Denver,
Throughout his career, Fred has been involved in all aspects of corporate management, law and governance. His experience includes more than 80 mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, involving both emerging technologies and consolidation of businesses in mature industries in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. He has extensive dispute resolution expertise, having successfully managed more than 200 litigation matters.
Similarly, because of Fred’s corporate responsibilities, he is expert in a variety of disciplines essential to corporate organization, management and growth. As general counsel, Fred’s advice is routinely sought for critical decisions in corporate ethics, intellectual property, employment, environmental, government relations, risk management and antitrust matters.
Fred negotiates major transactions with senior management and leading law firms across a broad spectrum of industries, including engineering, manufacturing, health care, natural resources and information technology. His negotiating experience includes distribution agreements, license arrangements and joint ventures with entities as diverse as General Electric, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the University of California. In addition, he has handled numerous international transactions and has developed many professional relationships and industry contacts in Japan, Canada and Europe.
Fred has also served as a mediator of commercial, employment and intellectual property disputes. He serves as an arbitrator for New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings and as a Mediator for the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, and the Westchester County Community Mediation Center of CLUSTER.
Fred graduated Phi Beta Kappa from New York University and cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practice law in New York and California, and in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York, California and Westchester County Bar Associations, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York Chapter.