November 1, 2017 (New York) – International law firm Proskauer today announced the promotions of 23 lawyers, 14 to partner and nine to senior counsel.
We are pleased to promote this outstanding group to our ranks as partner and senior counsel,” said Proskauer Chairman Joe Leccese. “We applaud them on achieving this significant milestone in their careers and are confident that they will continue to make remarkable contributions to our clients in the years ahead.”
The Firm’s new partners and senior counsel are:
- Christopher Ahn (Los Angeles) represents purchasers, sellers and financial advisors in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, debt and equity securities transactions, corporate restructurings, the formation of joint ventures and strategic partnerships, and corporate and board governance.
- Liam Arthur (London) regularly advises financial sponsors and businesses on corporate transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, buy-ins, strategic mergers and acquisitions, and equity investments, across a range of sectors.
- Ehud Barak (New York) represents debtors, creditors, statutory committees, boards of directors, indenture trustees and other parties in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings and helps them navigate complex bankruptcy and governance issues. He represents the Financial Oversight Management Board for Puerto Rico under PROMESA in a chapter 9-like process.
- Chantel Febus (New York) represents healthcare, pharmaceutical, precious minerals, online travel services, universities, media and entertainment, and private investment fund clients in domestic and cross-border internal investigations and federal enforcement actions, complex commercial litigations and federal appeals. She advises banks, lenders and investment funds regarding U.S. anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policy, compliance and remediation.
- Camille Higonnet (Boston) specializes in fund formation, institutional investor representation, co-investments and buy- and sell- side secondary transactions, as well as day-to-day compliance and regulatory matters for private fund sponsors. She advises a broad spectrum of private funds clients on the structuring and operations of private funds globally, and advises private fund sponsors throughout the lifespan of a fund, including with respect to ongoing general partner and management company internal governance and day-to-day operational issues.
- Malcolm Hochenberg (New York) has a broad practice in the area of tax law. He advises clients on inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, cross-border investments (with an emphasis on joint ventures involving IP), the structuring of financial products and tax controversies. He represents public companies, closely-held companies, asset managers and high-net-worth individuals.
- Vincent Indelicato (New York) focuses his practice on the representation of debtors, creditors, statutory and ad hoc committees and equity holders in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. He frequently counsels leading distressed hedge funds, investors and creditors on complex domestic and international insolvency and restructuring issues, and has extensive experience in representing boards of directors and private equity sponsors of financially troubled companies in connection with high-profile workout and bankruptcy planning matters across a variety of industries.
- Cédric Jacquelet (Paris) advises French and international companies in strategic labor and employment matters, notably in connection with reorganizations and collective labor relations (employee representative bodies, working time, etc.). He also provides counseling and litigation services relating to social security law issues (occupational accidents and diseases, complementary welfare and pension plans).
- Edward Lee (London) advises fund managers and institutional investors on a broad range of matters relating to private funds, including fund formation and fundraising, ongoing operation and maintenance, and restructurings. He also advises managers on carried interest and co-investment programs and investors with respect to co-investment and secondary transactions.
- Nicolas Léger (Paris) advises French and international companies in various business sectors, on every aspect of labor and employment law, with a particular focus on collective bargaining matters and restructuring programs. He also handles sensitive individual and collective litigations before civil and criminal courts.
- Matthew McBride (Boston) represents private equity sponsors in the organization and operation of private investment funds across multiple asset classes and strategies. In addition, he also advises sponsors on a variety of other matters, including internal economic arrangements, joint ventures, spin-outs, regulatory compliance and other governance matters.
- Frank Saviano (New York) is a corporate lawyer who represents professional sports leagues, teams and owners, collegiate conferences, private equity funds, media networks and related entities in a variety of transactions, with an emphasis on media rights, mergers and acquisitions, arena and stadium development, joint ventures and other significant commercial transactions.
- Andrew Shore (London) advises a range of fund managers, from first-time funds to market leaders, on all aspects of their business, including the formation, raising and operation of their investment funds. He also represents clients on secondary transactions and co-investments, and advises institutional investors with respect to their fund investments.
- Christopher Wu (Los Angeles) represents corporate and financial buyers and sellers in public and private merger and acquisition transactions; underwriters, issuers and selling security holders in public and private debt and equity financings; and public and private companies with respect to various corporate and securities law matters.
- Nathaniel Birdsall (New York) advises high-net-worth individuals and families in their personal tax, gift and estate planning. He advises clients with respect to charitable gifting, insurance planning and inter-generational transfers of closely-held business interests, marketable securities, real estate and tangible property.
- Anthony Cacace (New York) advises clients on the full spectrum of employee benefits matters, with a focus on the representation of boards of trustees of multiemployer pension and welfare benefit funds governed by ERISA. He counsels these boards with respect to compliance issues and also litigates on their behalf
- Daniel Forman (New York) represents issuers, investment banks and sponsors in public and private equity and debt capital markets transactions, including IPOs and follow-on offerings, across a broad range of industries. He also advises clients in securities laws, corporate governance and general corporate matters.
- Daniel Hendrick (New York) represents leading investment banking firms, debt funds, business development companies and issuers in debt capital markets and leveraged finance transactions, including Rule 144A high-yield debt offerings and syndicated and non-syndicated loan transactions. Dan’s principal focus is on acquisition financings and leveraged recapitalizations.
- Brian Huber (Boston) focuses on tax and economic planning for a broad range of private fund clients. He advises private equity fund managers on tax aspects of fundraising and internal organizational matters, as well as investment activities. Brian also represents U.S. and non-U.S. investors in connection with the tax and economic aspects of their investments in venture capital funds, buyout funds, hedge funds and other investment partnerships and structures.
- Charles Lee (Washington, D.C.) advises companies, investment funds and individuals on compliance with the federal securities laws, with a focus on preparing SEC filings for public companies and their shareholders, advising on capital raising and business combination transactions, and maintaining “best practice” corporate governance policies.
- Damian Myers (Washington, D.C.) counsels private and public companies on matters related to employee benefits and executive compensation law, with a focus on tax qualified retirement and health and welfare plan compliance.
- Rachel Philion (New York) represents management in a broad range of employment-related litigation, including wage-and-hour, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and compensation disputes, as well as whistleblowing, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract matters. She is co-head of the Firm’s Wage-and-Hour Practice Group, and has significant experience litigating nationwide class and collective actions, in addition to trying jury and non-jury cases.
- Lindsay Rehns (Boca Raton) assists high-net-worth individuals and families with developing suitable estate plans to maximize and protect the transfer of wealth. She counsels clients on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning as well as probate, estate and trust administration and fiduciary litigation matters.