Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – Firm Welcomes Jeffrey S. Marcus, a Leader in the Representation of Underwriters
in Life Sciences and Technology Deals
(NEW YORK) May 14, 2007 – Jeffrey S. Marcus has joined Heller Ehrman’s New York office as a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate/Venture Law Group. Marcus focuses on capital markets transactions and has significant experience representing underwriters and issuers in securities offerings by life sciences and other technology companies. He joins from Morrison & Foerster, where he was a partner in that firm’s corporate securities practice and served as head of its New York corporate group from 2002 to 2004.
Since the beginning of 2006, Heller Ehrman has added nine shareholders to its New York office, including corporate shareholders Blaine E. Templeman, and Wesley Fredericks, chair of the American Bar Association International Business Law Committee. Heller Ehrman’s New York office has grown from 19 to 122 lawyers since 1999.
“Jeff is an established lawyer with years of experience representing underwriters, and his expertise provides an ideal complement to our existing capabilities in New York,” said Joseph T. McLaughlin, chairman of Heller Ehrman’s New York office. “The addition of Jeff underscores Heller Ehrman’s steady growth in the region, and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”
Marcus has handled public and private securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions, in domestic and international markets. He works with underwriters in public, registered direct and PIPE offerings by biotechnology, medical device, software and other technology companies. His capital markets experience includes representing investment banks and companies in public equity offerings, 144A private placement offerings and private placements of equity securities.
“Jeff’s work with underwriters in offerings that involve life sciences and technology companies fits perfectly given our existing capabilities on the East Coast,” said Stephen M. Davis, firmwide co-chair of Heller Ehrman’s Corporate/Venture Law Group practice group. “We’re pleased to have him on our team and we are confident our clients will enjoy working with him.”
Marcus earned a B.S. in 1979 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, after which he practiced as a CPA with Peat Marwick (now KPMG) in New York through 1982. He earned a J.D. in 1985 from Fordham University, where he was articles editor of the Fordham Law Review.
“Heller is well known for having a leading life sciences and technology practice, and that was a major draw for me,” said Marcus. “Another factor was the opportunity to help grow the firm’s capital markets practice in New York.”
Heller Ehrman serves as counsel to both emerging and established U.S. and international companies, with a particular emphasis on technology industry companies. The firm also regularly represents investment banks as underwriters and placement agents in securities offering transactions.
Heller Ehrman is ranked among the most active law firms in the U.S. in representing issuers in initial public offerings. The firm ranked sixth as Issuer Legal Advisor for global IPOs by U.S. issuers in 2006 by Thomson Financial, and ranked in the Top 10 for U.S. issuer-side IPO representation from 2000 through 2006 by IPO Vital Signs. Heller Ehrman also ranked fifth nationally among law firms in raising capital for venture-backed companies in 2006 by Venture Capital Analyst/Dow Jones VentureOne and eighth nationally among asset-backed securities legal advisors in 2006 by Thomson Financial.
Heller Ehrman’s New York office represents clients that include financial institutions, professional service firms and Fortune 500 companies, including VISA U.S.A, Ernst & Young LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Philip Morris USA, Washington Mutual, GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp., Credit Suisse Securities, Goldman Sachs and Allen & Company, LLC.
About Heller Ehrman LLP
Heller Ehrman LLP has more than 700 attorneys and professionals in 13 offices worldwide – Anchorage, Alaska; Beijing; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Madison, Wis.; New York; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Singapore; and Washington, D.C. Heller Ehrman represents a wide range of industry leaders, from entrepreneurial, technology-driven enterprises to established, multinational conglomerates. The firm’s core values are Excellence, People, Teamwork, Innovation, Community and One Firm. For more information, visit www.hellerehrman.com.
Joseph T. McLaughlin, Chairman, New York office, Heller Ehrman LLP
+1 212.847.8789 | [email protected]
Stephen M. Davis, Chair, NY Business Practice and Co-Chair, Corporate/VLG, Heller Ehrman LLP
+1 212.847.8798 | [email protected]
Jeffrey S. Marcus, Shareholder, Heller Ehrman LLP
+1 212.847.8709 | [email protected]
Tom Orewyler, Senior Communications Manager, Heller Ehrman LLP
+1 212.847.8549 | [email protected]