Known for its mergers and acquisitions practice, law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson also offers expertise in such fields as bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and securities regulations. The firm serves as counsel to many of the world's largest companies, financial institutions, and investment firms. Clients have included such big names as Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Dow Jones, Thomson Reuters, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse. Fried Frank has more than 500 lawyers. The modern Fried Frank was formed in 1971, but the firm traces its roots to law practices that began early in the 1900s.