LA Law Firm News – MANATT STRENGTHENS LEVERAGED FINANCE PRACTICE IN LOS ANGELES

MANATT STRENGTHENS LEVERAGED FINANCE PRACTICE IN LOS ANGELES
Skilled Finance Lawyer Dayan R. Rosen Joins Nationally Recognized Team

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 21, 2012 – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Dayan R. Rosen has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Leveraged Finance Practice. Mr. Rosen comes to Manatt from Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.

Mr. Rosen has a broad finance practice, with extensive experience representing major financial institutions in leveraged finance and banking transactions, including acquisition financings, international financings, dividend recapitalizations, refinancings, asset-based lending and amend-to-extend transactions. He has worked extensively with Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, UBS and Wells Fargo. Mr. Rosen also represents private equity firms in connection with financing for leveraged acquisitions and companies in connection with their ongoing financing needs.

“Dayan is an outstanding addition to Manatt’s considerable finance practice,” said Harold P. Reichwald, co-chair of Manatt’s national Financial Services & Banking Practice. “We represent a wide range of financial institutions, and Dayan, with his deep skill set and sophisticated industry knowledge, will help us respond to the growing demand from our financial services clients.”

Prior to his time at Latham & Watkins, Mr. Rosen worked at UBS Investment Bank in Tokyo, first in the investment banking department executing UBS’s debt and equity mandates there, and then as a Director in the Transactions Legal Department. He has also practiced in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Gordon Bava, chair of the firm’s Business, Finance & Tax Division, said, “Dayan is a terrific addition. His leveraged finance and banking practice is complementary to Manatt’s well-established financial services platform and his impressive international experience makes him a valuable asset to our global clients. We are pleased to welcome him to our team.”

“Manatt has an extraordinary reputation for innovative work and excellent client service,” said Mr. Rosen. “I’m excited to practice with such a talented and highly regarded group of lawyers and to help further grow their Leveraged Finance Practice.”

Known as one of the leading financial services law firms in the nation, Manatt advises clients on a broad range of legal and business matters, from evaluating strategic business opportunities to structuring complex capital markets transactions. The group brings together lawyers specializing in banking and finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, regulatory compliance, tax, and antitrust analysis. The firm represents virtually every type of financial institution, including commercial banks, investment banks, domestic and foreign financial holding companies and bank holding companies, savings institutions, savings and loan holding companies, representative and agency offices of foreign banks, leasing companies, industrial loan companies, specialty finance companies, trust companies, and credit unions.

Manatt was recognized for 2012 with a national ranking for excellence in Banking and Finance Law by U.S. News & World Report, in the publication’s “Best Law Firms” issue.

Mr. Rosen earned a joint B.A. in history and political science from Rutgers University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation’s leading law firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base – including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies – across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com.

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