Selected partner and group transactions handled by Sabina Lippman, Mark Jungers, Kamari Alexander, Jeff Conta, Maaike Almeida, and Divya Bala in: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Caracas, Greater China and other select legal markets.
Frank Merola, a Managing Director at Jeffries & Co. and formerly a partner at Stutman Treister, joins Stroock
Frank Merola, a Managing Director at Jeffries & Co. and formerly a partner at Stutman Treister, joins Stroock. Frank has advised debtors, creditors, acquirors and equity holders in both Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings across a range of industries. Frank has done some very high profile work for Trump Hotel & Casino Resorts, which was heralded in the Wall Street Journal, and has developed a significant reputation advising parties in casino restructurings and bankruptcies, including Tropicana Hotel & Casino , Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Sands Atlantic City, Resort at Summerlin, and Gold River Hotel & Casino.
Henry Wang joins Mayer Brown JSM from Dechert, where he was managing partner of the Beijing office
Henry Wang has joined Mayer Brown JSM from Dechert, where he was managing partner of the Beijing office; Henryâ€™s practice focuses on structuring domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, joint ventures and wholly foreign-owned entities, and licensing agreements and commercial contracts. He also frequently counsels Chinese companies seeking to establish or expand their global footprint outside of China. He was ranked a leading lawyer for Corporate/M& A in the Chambers and Partners 2012 edition.
Simon Cheong joins Sheppard Mullin from Zhong Lun in Beijing as a partner in the firm's Corporate and Finance and Bankruptcy practice groups
Simon Cheong has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate and Finance and Bankruptcy practice groups, based in the firm's Beijing office. Cheong joins from the Chinese law firm Zhong Lun in Beijing. Simon represents multinational companies and financial institutions on cross-border M& A and financing matters. He served as senior counsel for the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC) and was responsible for managing the IFC's legal activities in mainland China. Simon's representative clients have included major multilateral and government institutions such as the IFC, China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund, the Swedish Export Credit Corporation, KfW IPEX-Bank, and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.
Marcos Daniel Jimenez, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, joins McDermott Will & Emery from Kasowitz Benson
Nationally known trial lawyer and former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida joins McDermott Will & Emery from Kasowitz Benson. Marc's trial and appellate practice specializes in complex business litigation, white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations. Marc's advocacy skills are recognized in numerous publications, such as Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA (noted as a "compelling presence in the courtroom," "brilliant, extraordinarily well prepared and incredibly polished," and "a very sharp trial lawyer").
Leading International Structured Finance partner Perry Sayles joins McDermott Will & Emery from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Perry Sayles, a leading international structured finance partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, joins McDermott Will & Emery. In addition to his work in traditional corporate finance, project finance and acquisition finance, Mr. Sayles has extensive experience advising clients on derivatives, securitization and structured product transactions. He is an acknowledged authority on collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and is regarded as a go-to attorney for the most complex financial transactions. His clients include banks, asset managers, broker dealers, private equity firms, hedge funds as well as corporations.
Senior Restructuring partner Jeff Krause , a senior shareholder at Stutman, Treister & Glatt, joins Gibson Dunn
Jeff Krause, a senior shareholder at Stutman, Treister & Glatt, joins Gibson Dunn. Jeff has handled significant debtor and creditor committee representations, as well as representations of examiners appointed in bankruptcy cases, and secured and unsecured creditors. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Intellectual Property partners John Squires and Dennis Hopkins, of counsel Charles Fish along with Corporate partner Richard Ross join Perkins Coie from Chadbourne & Parke
Former Chadbourne & Parke Intellectual Property Co-Chair, John Squires, partner Dennis Hopkins and of counsel Charles Fish are joined by Corporate partner Richard Ross in their move to Perkins Coie. Squires' experience includes founding the patent practice at Goldman Sachs, where he created one of the premier intellectual property platforms in the financial services industry. Squires advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, branding and trademark issues, operational and technology matters, and licensing transactions and investment due diligence, and has worked on numerous large-scale patent infringement litigation and technology matters. Hopkins focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent, copyright and trade secret litigation. Fish advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property procurement and development, from long-term patent portfolio strategy through day-to-day tactical value extraction. Ross is a corporate attorney concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate law.
Prominent Private Equity and Venture Capital partner Masood Sohaili, joins DLA Piper from Manatt Phelps
Masood Sohaili, formerly Co-Chair, Private Equity and Venture Capital at Manatt Phelps, joins DLA Piper; Masood represents a variety of public and private corporate clients in connection with restructurings, mergers, dispositions and acquisitions, and has served as issuers' counsel, underwriters' counsel, and developers' counsel in connection with the issuance and sale of public securities and private placements to fund various projects, including healthcare, housing and infrastructure facilities.
Dan Eisner, head of Proskauer Rose's Private Equity practice, joins DLA Piper
Dan Eisner, head of Proskauer Rose's Private Equity practice, joins DLA Piper; Dan has concentrated his practice on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions for private equity and other clients, including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, venture and growth capital investments, restructurings and workouts, debt and equity financings, and formation of investment vehicles.
Global Antitrust partner Tom Brown joins Paul Hastings from O'Melveny & Myers
As a core member of the firm's global antitrust team, Brown focuses on financial services-related matters for clients like Visa USA and eBay Inc., including large antitrust litigation as well as strategic consultation work for startup companies involving payments by mobile phone.