Public & Infrastructure Finance Partner Squire Patton Boggs (SF) 2014
Represents several national municipal bond insurers in responding to, and increasingly in, the
proactive management of troubled municipal and conduit borrower credits.
8-22-14 Firm Press Release - Bruce Gabriel, Chair of the Squire Patton Boggs Global Public &
Infrastructure Finance Practice Group. “Her interdisciplinary focus on the private banking and
capital markets and substantial experience with municipal restructuring matters will enable her to
contribute mightily, across our national public infrastructure and finance platform, to the
development and execution of sound solutions.”
Immigration Group (1P 1A) Duane Morris (SF) 2014
Counsels employers, including multinational corporations, on all aspects of global immigration and
develops complex immigration strategies. She has broad experience counseling clients on the
immigration laws of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
8-14-14 Firm Press Release – “Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that [she] has joined the
firm's Immigration Practice Group in its San Francisco office. [She] adds to the firm's global
immigration capabilities. Both Chambers USA and U.S. News Best Lawyers have consistently
awarded Duane Morris with top-tier national rankings in immigration law.
Entertainment & Finance Partner Greenberg Traurig (LA) 2014
Domestic and cross-border strategic transactions and financings with an emphasis on the media and
entertainment industries.
5-15-14 Firm Press Release - “He is a respected practitioner in the field. We are happy to be able
to add him to our core team to be of service to our robust and diverse entertainment and media
practice clientele,” said Matthew Gorson, Greenberg Traurig Co-Chair.
Finance Banking Partner McGuire Woods (LA) 2014
Previously a shareholder and administrative chair of his former firm’s bank and finance practice in Los
Angeles, he has represented a wide range of clients, including banks, institutional lenders, commercial
finance companies, hedge funds, and clients lending to the solar and renewable energy industry.
4-25-14 Firm Press Release - “We are excited for him to join the team as we continue to grow our
national practice,” said Bob Cramer, chairman of the firm’s debt finance practice. “We look forward
to him helping to lead our finance team on the West Coast for years to come, as well as the client
synergies his practice will provide.”
Corporate Group (1P 2A) Dechert (LA) 2014
Domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, complex real estate
acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures and financing matters. Clients include private equity
sponsors, public and private companies, financial institutions, and domestic and international real
estate developers and operators.
2-7-14 Firm Press Release - “He is a dynamic attorney with a solid track record executing
sophisticated domestic and cross-border deals,” said Dechert CEO Daniel O’Donnell. “Of particular
relevance to the Southern California market, his practice cuts across two of our strengths, M&A and
real estate, making him a great asset to the firm. His arrival is an important step in the continued
growth of our West Coast transactional practice.”
Healthcare Group (4P 1A) Raines (LA) 2014
Practice leader and chair of the firm's Health Care Industry Group. In addition to health care issues,
he has considerable expertise in matters that pertain to the automobile, entertainment, real estate,
and sports industries.
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1-16-14 Firm Announcement - He has over twenty-nine years of successful experience in this field,
regularly defending against multimillion-dollar claims and obtaining multimillion-dollar awards.
Among numerous high profile cases, he served as one of three lead trial lawyers in the Los Angeles
Angels of Anaheim in City of Anaheim v. Angels Baseball LP name change case.
Public Law Partner Akin (LA) 2013
Leads the firm’s California public law and policy practice. His practice is a mix of strategic political
advice to key clients and representation of clients on high-stakes matters before state and local
government entities, including rulemaking, regulatory enforcement, bids, bid protests and
11-22-13 Firm Announcement - He is a former majority leader of the California State Assembly and
has held a variety of high-level state government positions. Prior to his return to private practice in
2006, in addition to serving as the Assembly’s majority leader, chaired that body’s Health
Committee. He also occupied a number of high-level state government posts, including serving as
appointments secretary to Gov. Gray Davis.
L&E Group (1P 1A) Jackson Lewis (SF) 2013
Office Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco, California office, he represents employers in
complex employment litigation including class actions, collective actions, and representative actions.
11-18-13 Firm Press Release - Firm Chairman Vincent A. Cino said, “We are honored that an
attorney of his standing and reputation has decided to practice with us at Jackson Lewis. He brings
a wealth of substantive experience, particularly with employment class actions, which will enhance
our robust practice in San Francisco and take it to a new and exciting level. We are confident his
well-established track record in law firm management will result in the expansion of our practice in
the Bay Area and throughout California.”
Immigration Group (1P 4A) Dentons (SV) 2013
He has experience helping employers plan and implement global transfers. In addition to obtaining
visas for the United States and other countries, he provides pre- and post-transfer counseling to help
ensure the proper drafting and execution of employment contracts, employee benefits and tax
7-8-13 Firm Press Release - "We serve a global client base with specific employment needs that
involve the cross border transfer of a sophisticated and highly-skilled talent pool. His experience
and reputation will ensure that our multinational clients can place their top talent when and where
they are needed," said Sandra R. McCandless, head of Dentons' Employment Practice in California.
"On a personal level I'm thrilled to work once again with such a talented lawyer and fine
colleague,” she added.
Infrastructure Partner K&L Gates (LA) 2013
He is engaged in the representation of developers, owners (both private and governmental), financiers
and constructors of transportation and other infrastructure projects, power plants and other energy
production facilities, pipelines, transmission lines and other product transportation systems, and other
commercial, industrial and public (including public private partnership) projects, both domestically and
6-10-13 Firm Press Release - “He has vast experience in his field of practice, and we are excited he
is joining this office,” said Paul W. Sweeney, Jr., Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ Los Angeles
office. “We look forward to his teaming with the energy and infrastructure attorneys here and
across our global platform to service our clients.”
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L&E Partner Jackson Lewis (OC) 2013
Litigation Manager for the Orange County, California office. He has over 36 years of experience in the
employment law field, having counseled and represented management in a broad variety of matters.
8-5-13 Firm Press Release - “We are thrilled to welcome him to our growing Orange County team,”
said Samantha Hoffman, Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis’ Orange County office. “His reputation
as one of the preeminent employment lawyers in Southern California precedes him, and I am
confident he will add enormous value for our clients at the local, regional and national level.”
Corporate Group (1P 1C) Venable (LA) 2013
He has a national practice focused on representing middle-market and emerging growth companies in
distressed and non-distressed situations, with a special emphasis on counseling private equity funds.
2-26-13 Firm Press Release - “They will be incredible assets to our growing corporate practice in
Los Angeles,” said Douglas Emhoff, Managing Partner of Venable’s Los Angeles office. “Their
representation of private equity firms, as well as their vast experience in all aspects of handling
corporate matters for public and private companies will expand the scope of services and expertise
offered by Venable on the West Coast.”
RE / LU Partner Loeb & Loeb (LA) 2012
Represents governmental entities, nonprofit educational institutions, healthcare providers, developers
and other property owners in land use and entitlement matters and in the acquisition, sale, optioning
and ground leasing of real property.
4-25-12 Firm Press Release - “He has a strong track record and he will help provide leadership and
experience as we work to further develop our client services in this area,” said Mickey Mayerson,
managing partner of Loeb & Loeb’s Los Angeles office. Chairman Michael D. Beck added, “We are
extremely pleased to welcome him to the firm. His extensive experience in connection with highprofile projects in and around Los Angeles will be a great benefit to our real estate and land use
clients navigating regulatory issues.”
Corporate Partner Stroock (LA) 2011
National Chair of Stroock's Private Equity Practice Group. He has worked on a variety of complex
corporate transactions, including tender offers, acquisitions and divestitures, public offerings and
private and public equity investments. He counsels clients in the areas of public disclosure and
reporting, corporate governance and general corporate matters.
8-18-11 Firm Press Release - "He brings to Stroock extensive experience in a wide variety of
corporate transactions, and is a tremendous addition to our corporate capabilities," said Stuart
Coleman, Stroock's Co-Managing Partner. "His client base complements Stroock's, and his
background and experience as both a leader and an attorney will greatly enhance the firm's strong
Private Funds, Financial Restructuring and Entertainment practices."
Finance Partner Reed Smith (LA) 2011
Focusing on both domestic and cross-border strategic transactions and financings with an emphasis on
the media and entertainment industries, he has extensive experience representing private equity
investors, opportunity funds, independent production companies, senior, subordinate and mezzanine
lenders, borrowers and other participants in complex senior and multi-tranche motion picture finance
transactions as well as acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions.
7-13-11 Firm Press Release - "His arrival definitely enhances our entertainment industry practice in
Southern California," said Doug Wood, head of the firm's Media & Entertainment Industry Group.
"He is a seasoned lawyer with a broad range of skills in entertainment and other complex financing
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Corporate Partner DLA Piper (LA) 2010
Serves as primary outside counsel to public and private companies, representing them in various
corporate transactions, including early-stage financings to initial public offerings, mergers and
acquisitions, recapitalizations, public and private securities offerings and public regulatory disclosures.
1-21-11 Firm Announcement - Coming to DLA Piper from Paul Hastings, her clients include public
and private companies and investment banks, whom she advises in the areas of capital markets
and general corporate matters.
Finance Partner White & Case (LA/NY) 2009
She focuses on the representation of major commercial and investment banks and private equity
sponsors in secured and unsecured syndicated financings, private placements of debt, leveraged
acquisition financings, restructuring transactions and distressed debt investments.
12-2-09 Firm Press Release - "She is a welcomed addition to our team and will help strengthen our
bank finance leadership in both California and New York and throughout the United States," said
Eric Berg, head of White & Case's global Banking Practice Group.
Litigation Partner Raines Feldman (LA) 2014
Employment Partner Alvarado Smith (OC) 2014
Employment Counsel Jackson Lewis (LA) 2014
Corporate Partner Freeman (OC) 2014
RE/Construction Lit Partner Ervin (LA) 2013
L&E Counsel Epstein (LA) 2013
Toxic Tort Partner Walsworth (LA) 2013
L&E Partner Jackson Lewis (SD) 2012
L&E Partner Jackson Lewis (SF) 2012
L&E Partner Dorsey & Whitney (SV) 2012
RE Partner Haight (LA) 2012
Corporate Counsel DLA Piper (LA) 2011
Energy Partner Foley & Lardner (LA) 2011
Toxic Tort Partner Wilson Elser (LA) 2011
RE / LU Counsel Brownstein (SB) 2010
Restructuring Partner Brownstein (LA) 2010
Bankruptcy Partner Rutter (LA) 2010
Bankruptcy Partner Brownstein (LA) 2010
IP/Tech Lit Partner Lewis Brisbois (LA) 2010
Consumer Protection Counsel Loeb (LA) 2010
Corporate Partner Rutter Hobbs (LA) 2009
Corporate Partner Freeman (LA) 2009
L&E Partner Sanchez & Amador (LA) 2009
RE Lit Partner Katten (LA) 2009
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