August 2006 – New York, NY – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – the international law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is pleased to announce the addition of John D. Ferrell to the firm’s New York office. Mr. Ferrell joins as a partner in the Banking & Finance Practice group, and comes to Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton where he was responsible for catapulting the firm’s California-based finance practice onto the national scene.
“We’re delighted to have John join our group,” said Peter Darrow, co-practice leader for the Finance Group. “With over 35 years of combined experience both in the public and private sector, John will be an asset and a great compliment to the Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw/New York team.”
Mr. Ferrell worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. for over 10 years, first as the General Counsel of a subsidiary, and then as Managing Director of Investment Banking. He went on to become the Managing Partner at Englewood Partners, focusing on deals, securities and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, Mr. Ferrell worked as a senior attorney for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
“I’m looking forward to working with the exceptional team at Mayer Brown,” Mr. Ferrell said. “The firm represents some of the largest financial institutions in the world and I hope to continue their tradition of premiere finance work.”
The banking and finance practice is a founding practice of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw and the practice continues to represent one of the firm’s signature strengths. More than half of the firm’s 100 largest clients are bank holding companies, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, asset-based lenders or institutional real estate companies, including one out of every three of the 100 largest banks in the U.S. (including 19 of the top 20) and 16 out of the largest 20 banks in Europe.
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw is among the largest law firms in the world with more than 1,400 lawyers practicing in seven U.S. cities (Chicago, Charlotte, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, and Washington) and six European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London, and Paris).