Chicago, 31 January 2018 – Mayer Brown announced today that Ameer Ahmad, a highly regarded M&A and capital markets lawyer, has joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice as a partner in Chicago. Previously, Mr. Ahmad was a partner at Greenberg Traurig.
“The continued expansion of our corporate capabilities in the US is a strategic priority for our firm,” said Marc F. Sperber, the leader of Mayer Brown’s global Corporate & Securities practice. “With his impressive experience in M&A transactions, capital markets, restructuring and corporate governance, Ameer plays a pivotal role in achieving that goal. Looking down the road, we anticipate adding other partners to our growing practice in the near term.”
Mr. Ahmad advises buyers and sellers in a variety of transactions, including public and private acquisitions and dispositions, LBOs, restructurings and joint ventures, among others. In the capital markets arena, he counsels issuers in public and private securities offerings, as well as private placements. Mr. Ahmad has considerable experience in all corporate facets of the restructuring process. Finally, he represents public and private corporations on corporate and securities issues, including corporate governance and disclosure issues.
“With its global platform and impressive client roster, Mayer Brown has emerged as a go-to firm for experienced M&A lawyers looking to expand their practices,” said Mr. Ahmad. “Joining the firm allows me to open new doors for my existing clients while carving out new opportunities for clients advised by my new colleagues. I am delighted to be part of this growing corporate team.”
“From significant local matters to the largest and most complex international clients and engagements, our Chicago office handles them all,” added Rebecca S. Eisner, the partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. “Ameer and his skill set fit very nicely into our range of services that we offer to clients. We are very pleased to welcome him to the firm.”
Mr. Ahmad received a JD with honors from the University of Illinois College of Law. He earned his BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.