Selected partner and group transactions handled by Sabina Lippman, Mark Jungers, Divya Bala, Mary Copeland, and Jeff Conta in: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Caracas, Greater China and other select legal markets.

2018 Placements

Hale Boggs joins O'Melveny & Myers

Hale Boggs joins O'Melveny & Myers from Manatt Phelps. Hale's practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities matters, including venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, public and private securities offerings and joint ventures. He works with companies across the spectrum of their business cycles, from start-up through late-stage, with a particular emphasis on companies in the digital media industry. He founded Manatt's Palo Alto office in 1998, helped to establish the firm's San Francisco office in 2007, and chaired the firm's digital media practice.

Matt Jacobson joins Ropes & Gray

Matt has more than 20 years of experience in strategic M&A, private equity, venture capital investments, and financings. He has guided an array of buy-and sell-side deals—including acquisitions, carve-outs, spin-outs, joint ventures, alliances and corporate divestitures—for Fortune 100 technology and life sciences companies. and private equity firms.

Adam Weinstein and Tony Feuerstein join Sidley Austin from Akin Gump

Adam and Tony have advised on deals totaling tens of billions of dollars in value over the last five years for clients, including significant work for Apollo Global Management. They represent large-cap and middle-market private equity funds and their portfolio companies in leveraged acquisitions, mergers, strategic investments, growth financings and other deals. Adam and Tony are among a very few top PE partners representing top bulge bracket private equity clients.

Guy Birkenmeier joins Foley & Lardner in Dallas, Texas

Guy represents bio technology and healthcare clients on technology-driven transactions from early planning stages to ultimate integration. He counsels clients on obtaining and safeguarding IP rights from innovator employees through confidential invention disclosure and assignment agreements from strategic partners under licensing and option agreements, or through outright acquisitions. His IP practice spans innovations in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics, chemistry and plant sciences.

Shane Albright joins Goodwin Procter from DLA Piper

Shane represents life science and technology companies focusing on licensing and collaborations. In recognition of his outstanding transactional work, Shane has been featured as a "Life Sciences Star" in each edition of LMG Life Sciences since its inauguration in 2012. Shane is a frequent speaker on issues relating to licensing and corporate partnering, and his clients span multiple fields, including companies in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, hardware, software, medical instrumentation, vaccine and research reagent spaces, as well as entities that fund and conduct medical research.

Jordan Hamburger joins Sheppard Mullin

Jordan Hamburger joins Sheppard Mullin in Century City from Manatt Phelps. Jordan's practice focuses on corporate and securities matters, including M&A, private equity and other general corporate representation. He represents entrepreneurs, middle market companies, private equity firms, publicly traded companies and other market participants in the financial services, healthcare and payments industries, among others.

John Booher joins Sheppard Mullin in Palo Alto

John Booher joins Sheppard Mullin in Palo Alto. John's focus is international mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, private equity, and venture capital transactions, corporate governance matters, and the formation and growth of new business primarily in the life sciences, healthcare, satellite/aerospace, transportation, and technology areas. His clients include multinational corporations, private equity and venture capital firms, early and growth-stage companies, individual founders, entrepreneurs and investors.

Eric Newsom joins Sheppard Mullin in San Francisco

Eric Newsom joins Sheppard Mullin in San Francisco from Manatt. Eric's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, complex domestic and international joint ventures, and corporate governance and compliance matters with emphasis on the technology and healthcare industries. Eric also advises clients in connection with cross-border transactions,whether engaging foreign counsel to assist domestic clients in managing offshore assets, or representing foreign clients in sales to, or joint ventures with, U.S.-based businesses.

Co-head of Dechert's Real Estate Finance Practice Joins Gibson Dunn

Kahlil Yearwood joins Gibson Dunn in San Francisco. Kahlil represents major financial institutions and focuses on commercial real estate (CRE) finance, CRE investments, and capital markets. He represents portfolio lenders, CMBS lenders, loan servicers, subordinate bond buyers, private equity firms, and debt fund managers, and represents CRE owners in investment, joint venture, and financing transactions.

Hogan Lovells has hired three bankruptcy partners from Jones Day

Richard 'Rick' Wynne, who has served as lead debtor's counsel to American Apparel and represents Mattel as a creditor in the Toys R Us Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will co-head Hogan Lovells' U.S. bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency practice. Bennett Spiegel and Erin Brady also join Hogan Lovells as partners. Bennett represented actress Zsa Zsa Gabor in a Chapter 11 case, and rock band Motley Crue in the bankruptcy case of one of the band members. Erin represented American Apparel and its affiliates in two recent Chapter 11 cases.

Leading Capital Markets team to join Sidley Austin

Michael Schiavone, Daniel O'Shea and David Ni join Sidley in New York as partners from O'Melveny and Myers. Mike represents underwriters and issuers in equity, debt and convertible securities offerings and is regularly cited as a leading attorney for equity-linked products and is listed as a leading nationally ranked practitioner for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity in both Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Dan represents issuers and investment banking firms in public and private securities offerings, including high-yield and investment grade debt offerings and IPOs. David handles securities offerings including primary and secondary equity, convertible notes, investment grade and high yield debt.

David Stern joins Dechert as a Litigation Partner

David Stern joins the Los Angeles office of Dechert as a litigation partner. David has considerable first chair trial experience in both state and federal courts. He represents Fortune 500 clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters including class action, antitrust, intellectual property, media entertainment, securities, real estate, and unfair competition.

Litigation Team joins Alston & Bird

Joining Alston & Bird are partners Jeffrey Rosenfeld and Grant Alexander, along with counsel Rachel Lowe and senior associate Sean Crain. All arrive from DLA Piper. Rosenfeld, who founded DLA's Los Angeles office in 2001 and has served as the office managing partner and head of the office's litigation practice, is a business litigator who focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on class action and other complex commercial litigation. Alexander represents a varied client base in class action and complex commercial lawsuits and general employment litigation involving discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination.

Sidney Fohrman joins Sheppard Mullin as a Partner

Sidney Fohrman joins the Century City office of Sheppard Mullin as a Partner in the Entertainment and Digital Media Practice Group. He will lead the firm's Music Industry Team. Sid provides strategic counsel and transactional support to a diverse client base comprised of talent, influencers, entrepreneurs, and institutions across the digital media, music, fitness, sports, technology, event, film and television industries. He regularly handles multi-faceted entertainment transactions, intellectual property matters, and platform, content and licensing deals related to technology and new media exploitation; advertising, branding, and sponsorship deals; publishing, licensing and other copyright and trademark transactions.

Al Stemp joins Proskauer from Hogan Lovells

Al Stemp joins Proskauer from Hogan Lovells. Al represents a diverse group of clients in connection with a broad range of real estate transactions. He advises private equity funds, REITs, institutional capital sources, retail operators, developers and hospitality companies, among others, on their investments across all real estate asset classes.

Eric Cheung, a healthcare transactional lawyer, joins Foley & Lardner

Eric Cheung, a healthcare transactional lawyer, joins Foley & Lardner in Los Angeles from Ervin, Cohen, and Jessup. Eric concentrates his practice on solving problems for hospitals, medical groups, and physicians on a wide variety of transactions. He has experience on both the transactional and litigation sides which gives him a creative edge in structuring, negotiating, and consummating complex deals and unraveling disputes. His practice revolves around mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and affiliations in the healthcare industry. He is also familiar with federal and state regulatory compliance concerning anti-kickback, self-referral, and HIPAA laws, risk management and litigation avoidance.

Don Melamed, a investment funds partner, joins Proskauer Rose from O'Melveny & Myers

Don Melamed, a investment funds partner, joins Proskauer Rose from O'Melveny & Myers. Don advises asset managers and institutional investors in fund and investment management related matters with an emphasis on forming buy-out, mezzanine, distressed debt, real estate and venture capital funds and advising investment firms on the formation and operation of their asset management businesses including incentive arrangements, co-investment transactions and spin outs. He also focuses on representing institutional investors and family offices in connection with both primary and secondary transactions in a variety of vehicles and asset classes.

Khoa Do, a top M&A partner, joins Morrison Foerster

Khoa Do, a top M&A partner, joins Morrison Foerster in Palo Alto from Jones Day. His practices focused on large scale M&A work in the technology space, and clients have included MagnaChip Semiconductor, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, SanDisk Corporation, SAP AG, Sharks Sports & Entertainment (San Jose Sharks), and Symantec Corporation. Khoa has been featured in The American Lawyer, The Deal, Venture Capital Journal, Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Jose Mercury News, and other international media.

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Private Equity Funds Partner David Hong joins Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Los Angeles
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