NEW YORK, January 5, 2009 – Kaye Scholer LLP announced that, effective January 1, 2009, William J. Fellerhoff was elected Partner of the Firm, Dr. Hans-Joachim Fritz was named International Partner and Dr. Sebastian Jungermann was named European Partner.
William J. Fellerhoff (Corporate & Finance, Chicago) concentrates his practice in the representation of issuers, investors, banks and underwriters in connection with asset securitization and other structured rated financings in the private and public markets, as well as banks in asset-based lending transactions. He has also counseled debt and equity investors in leveraged lease transactions and counterparties in ISDA-based hedging and credit default swap transactions and enhancements. In recent years, an increasing portion of Mr. Fellerhoff’s transactional work has involved operating asset financings, including in the freight rail and aviation sectors.
Dr. Hans-Joachim Fritz (Frankfurt) represents clients in all issues involved in corporate restructuring, as well as in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Dr. Fritz renders advice to clients in classical industrial branches and in professional services. As a certified specialist for commercial and corporate law as well as for employment law, he gives support to major corporations in order to restructure the organization or reorganize business units. In addition, he is engaged in negotiating collective agreements with work councils and trade unions. Moreover, he advises major corporations on international compliance issues, partly as an external compliance monitor or ombudsman.
Dr. Sebastian Jungermann (Frankfurt) advises clients regarding German corporate law, German and European antitrust law, as well as intellectual property such as licensing, copyright, trademark, data protection, outsourcing and other civil law issues, in e-commerce and other technology-related areas. In addition, he is involved in M&A and private equity transactions, as well as international litigation, focusing on antitrust and patent law with a special concentration on pre-trial discovery proceedings throughout several European countries in support of U.S. litigation.
The firm is also pleased to announce that the following lawyers were promoted to counsel:
Daniel M. Boglioli (Litigation, New York) has extensive experience in patent litigation, counseling on intellectual property issues and general commercial disputes. His intellectual property experience includes litigation, licensing and opinion work regarding patents in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, lighting control devices, and coal and natural gas technology. He has also taken a lead role in several real estate litigations and transactional matters.
Lowell I. Dashefsky (Corporate & Finance, New York) focuses his practice on the representation of clients in a variety of business transactions and other corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, and joint ventures. He also has significant experience in structuring and negotiating intellectual property licenses and other strategic alliances.
Coke Morgan Stewart (Litigation, Washington, DC) is a skilled trial and appellate lawyer with extensive experience in complex intellectual property disputes. Ms. Stewart has participated in numerous trials, and has served as lead counsel in several cases. Most recently, she prevailed in a patent infringement jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall Division). She has been involved in a number of United States Circuit Court appeals, including two before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the past 12 months.
Barry Willner, Kaye Scholer’s managing partner said: “We take great pride in announcing our new partner class and counsel promotions. Each of these individuals exemplifies what it means to be a Kaye Scholer lawyer. Their demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of professional excellence, their capacity to be leaders in our firm and in the legal profession, and the various experiences and perspectives they each offer will serve our clients well.”
About Kaye Scholer
Kaye Scholer refers to Kaye Scholer LLP and its affiliates, with offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Washington, DC, and West Palm Beach. Founded in New York City in 1917, Kaye Scholer now includes more than 500 lawyers and represents public and private companies, governmental entities, financial institutions, and other organizations in matters around the world.
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