New York, January 24, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Dewey Ballantine LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today the election of 14 new members, the appointment of three new counsel and seven local partners effective January 1, 2007. The new members, local partners and counsel are located in the firm’s New York, London, Frankfurt, Milan, Warsaw and Washington offices.
“These individuals have been promoted at an exciting time for the firm,” said Morton A. Pierce, chairman of Dewey Ballantine. “We continue to grow in the U.S. while furthering our successful expansion in Europe.”
Newly elected members of the firm include:
Dr. George Barboutis, an England- and Wales-, Greece- and US-qualified capital markets lawyer based in the firm’s London office. Dr. Barboutis has a Ph.D. from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London;
Suzanne Jaffe Bloom who focuses on representing clients in white collar criminal and regulatory proceedings, corporate internal investigations, corporate governance matters and complex litigation. She is based in the firm’s New York office;
Devon Bodoh who focuses on the federal income taxation of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, other divisive strategies, restructurings, workouts and acquisition financing. He is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office;
Marshall Brozost whose practice focuses on all aspects of real estate, including purchases and sales, formation of joint ventures, mortgage and mezzanine financing, leasing and real estate fund formation. He is based in the firm’s New York office.
Stefano Catenacci who focuses on advising clients in M&A, private equity and bankruptcy matters. He is based in the firm’s Milan office;
Christine Chi who focuses on representing institutions and individuals in white collar criminal and regulatory proceedings, internal investigations, and related civil litigation. She is based in the firm’s New York office;
Alexander Kayne whose practice includes the preparation and trial of complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, bankruptcy courts, and before federal regulatory agencies and in arbitrations. He is based in the firm’s New York office;
John Keiserman who focuses on structured finance transactions, representing a wide variety of issuers, underwriters and bond insurers on asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities offerings and market value, cashflow and synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). He is based in the firm’s New York office.
Bryan Luchs who represents clients in a variety of M&A, private equity and general securities transactions, with particular focus on the life sciences industry. He is based in the firm’s New York office;
Ireneusz Matusielanski who focuses on securities and commercial law, with an emphasis on issuance of securities, including debt instruments. He is based in the firm’s Warsaw office;
Edward Nelson who focuses on the organization and operation of private investment funds, representing a wide variety of private investment funds, including buyout funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, secondary funds, distressed funds, international funds and hedge funds. He is based in the firm’s New York office;
Christopher Peterson who focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions; and other securities matters. Based in the firm’s New York office, he has represented both issuers and underwriters in a variety of publicly and privately placed debt and equity securities transactions;
Bernulph von Crailsheim who specializes in German national and international tax matters, tax structuring of national and cross border M&A transactions, reorganizations, fund structuring, real estate transactions and financial product development. He is based in the firm’s Frankfurt office; and
Andrzej Wysokinski who focuses on banking law, bankruptcy law, company law, mergers & acquisitions, as well as representation of clients in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings. He is based in the firm’s Warsaw office.
Furthermore, the firm is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been appointed counsel:
Simon Briggs who is a London-based lawyer in the Corporate Finance and M&A Groups. He spent five years working in the New York office of the firm before returning to London in 2006;
Lisa Deutsch who focuses on the preparation and litigation of complex cases, principally in the areas of employment, fiduciary duties, insurance, and intellectual property. She is based in the firm’s New York office; and
Christopher Lenton who joined the London office in 2006 and is a member of the Finance Group. He has particular experience in acquisition/leveraged finance, asset backed finance, project finance, debt restructuring and general corporate lending.
Additionally, the following individuals have been appointed as local partners:
Gaetano Carrello whose practice focuses on domestic and cross-border banking and finance transactional matters. He is based in the firm’s Milan office;
Michael Neises whose practice focuses on banking and capital markets law. He is based in the firm’s Frankfurt office;
Fabio Pizzoccheri who is a corporate finance lawyer and a member of the Italian desk. He is based in the firm’s London office;
Dario Savoia whose practice focuses on securitization deals and structured finance transactions. He is based in the firm’s London office;
Michal Fereniec whose practice focuses on issues related to IT, media and new technology, implementation of tele-information systems and projects. He is based in the firm’s Warsaw office;
Maciej Zalewski whose practice focuses on commercial and tax law, with an emphasis on telecommunications, offset, project financing, banking and securities transactions. He is based in the firm’s Warsaw office; and
Artur Zapala whose practice focuses on investment fund companies, private equity, securitization, public trading of securities, issue of debt instruments on domestic and international markets, mergers and acquisitions, and privatization of state-owned companies. He is based in the firm’s Warsaw office.
About Dewey Ballantine
Dewey Ballantine LLP, founded in 1909, is an international law firm with more than 500 attorneys and locations in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, East Palo Alto, Houston, Austin, London, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Milan, Beijing and Rome. Through its network of offices, the firm handles some of the largest, most complex corporate transactions, litigation and tax matters in areas such as M&A, private equity, project finance, corporate finance, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, antitrust, intellectual property, sports law, structured finance and international trade. Industry specializations include energy and utilities, healthcare, insurance, financial services, media, consumer and industrial goods, consumer electronics, technology, telecommunications and transportation.