Daniel Eisner Joins Firm as Partner, Nigel Austin as Senior Counsel …

Daniel Eisner Joins Firm as Partner, Nigel Austin as Senior Counsel

July 17, 2006 – (New York, NY) – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with more than 650 lawyers in the United States and Europe, announced that Daniel J. Eisner, who has vast expertise in private equity and complex corporate transactions of all types, has joined the firm as a partner and Nigel Austin, whose practice focuses on corporate and private equity transactions, has joined as a senior counsel. Both will be based in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Eisner brings significant legal and transactional experience in structuring and negotiating private equity-sponsored buyouts and other complex recapitalizations and financings.

“Dan’s unique blend of transactional experience from an investment and legal perspective will be a huge asset to what is already one of the nation’s top private equity practices,” said Ron Papa, Chair of Proskauer’s Corporate Department. “Together with Dan and Nigel, we will continue to expand our national and international presence to accommodate the diverse needs of a dynamic and expanding private equity market.”

Mr. Eisner and Mr. Austin join Proskauer from Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP, where Mr. Eisner was a partner and Mr. Austin was counsel. Before joining Akin Gump, Mr. Eisner was a partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. In addition, he has spent six years as an investment professional at Citicorp, DLJ and Bankers Trust Company. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in addition to attending the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. He is also listed in the 2006 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Mr. Austin was previously an associate at Kirkland Ellis and a solicitor at DLA in London. He received his LL.B. from the London School of Economics and Political Science and passed his Law Society Finals with distinction at the College of Law, England.

Proskauer’s Private Equity Group is comprised of a team of 100 professionals in the firm’s U.S. and Paris offices with years of experience representing private investment funds in all aspects of their activities. Proskauer’s representation of private investment funds includes private equity buyout funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds, for which the firm handles matters ranging from fund formation to investments to private equity mergers and acquisitions and other complex transactions.

About Proskauer Rose

Proskauer Rose, founded in 1875, is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, Newark, New Orleans and Paris. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses and individuals, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial litigation, private equity and fund formation, patent and intellectual property litigation and prosecution, labor and employment law, real estate transactions, internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, bankruptcy and reorganizations, trusts and estates, and taxation. Its clients span industries including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, Internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. The firm can be found online at http://www.proskauer.com.

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