Marisa Fries Crasper is a Managing Director at Empire Search Partners in New York. Marisa works with attorneys across a wide range of practice areas, including corporate, investment management, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, private equity, capital markets, tax, intellectual property, technology and litigation. Marisa advises attorneys at all levels with respect to their career planning strategies in both the in-house and law firm markets.
Prior to joining Empire, Marisa worked for several years at a national recruiting firm based in New York, specializing in the placement of partners, counsel and associates, across all practice areas and industries. She also worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in a professional development and corporate staffing role, focusing on associate development, training, integration and career planning. Marisa served as the corporate department’s liaison among associates, counsel and partners.
Marisa practiced corporate and investment management law with Schulte Roth & Zabel and Morgan Lewis & Bockius, representing hedge fund and private equity clients. She structured domestic and international private investment funds, and drafted and negotiated offering and private placement memoranda, partnership agreements, management agreements and subscription documents. Marisa was actively involved in attorney development, mentoring and recruiting at both law firms.
Marisa received her J.D. from American University – Washington College of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Business Law Review. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Tufts University, and studied abroad at Oxford University.