Attracting and retaining top talent is an essential element of our strategy, and many of the world's leading lawyers have chosen to join our firm. The following additions to our team, including our class of newly elected partners, strengthened our ability to help clients navigate new paths to growth in global markets.

Capital Markets, M&A, and Private Equity

Victor Chen Hong Kong

Represents private equity sponsors, multinational corporations, and institutional investors in M&A transactions and investments, with a focus on Asia cross-border deals.

Douglas Freeman Hong Kong

Focuses on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and other business combination transactions for public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment banking firms.

Nan Li Beijing

Advises companies on corporate finance and M&A, with a focus on public and private securities offerings, cross-border M&A, and private equity investments.

Advises domestic and foreign corporate clients on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, complex outsourcing transactions, and other corporate matters, focusing on the TMET and renewable sectors.

Richard Radnay Chicago

Represents clients in M&A and private equity transactions, focusing on healthcare, life sciences, technology, consumer products, financial and business services, distribution and manufacturing, and food and beverage.

Maureen Sweeney Chicago

Focuses on debt financing transactions for private equity groups and other private and public companies, including senior, mezzanine, and subordinated debt transactions; acquisition financings; and loan workouts and restructurings.

Darcy White Atlanta

Focuses on general corporate representation, M&A, and complex commercial transactions for both public and private and sponsor and strategic clients in domestic and cross-border transactions.

Represents European private funds in private equity, infrastructure, real estate and related fundraisings, venture funds, fund restructurings and spin-outs, mergers, and the establishment of new private fund management businesses.

Finance and Restructuring

Roberta Bassegio New York/São Paulo

Represents sponsors, investors, financial institutions, construction conglomerates, and suppliers in the areas of project development and finance, with a focus on infrastructure and natural resources, mainly within the Brazilian power sector.

Focuses on project finance and regulatory issues, as well as handling litigation before French administrative and civil courts and the dispute settlement body of the French energy regulatory commission.

William Brady New York

Represents alternative lenders and investors in domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, refinancings, and restructurings.

Chris Dickerson Chicago

Represents clients in all aspects of complex business reorganizations, debt restructurings, and insolvency matters both inand outof court, including representing distressed companies as well as purchasers of, lenders to, and investors in such companies.

David Ereira London

Focuses on debt restructuring and insolvency, as well as real estate finance, stressed and distressed real estate resolutions, leveraged finance, and various general banking matters.

Scott Faga Washington, D.C.

Represents underwriters and collateral managers in collateralized loan obligation (CLO) transactions, and represents banks and other financial institutions in a variety of structured finance and regulatory matters.

Eugene Ferrer New York

Advises investment banks, financial institutions, investment advisors, issuers, investors, and end-users in structured finance and securitization matters, with an emphasis on structured credit products and CLO transactions.

Jennifer Hildebrandt Los Angeles

Represents banks and other lenders in commercial and corporate finance matters, leveraged finance transactions, asset-based finance transactions, multi-tranche and multi-lien transactions, and restructurings.

Advises lenders and borrower groups on UK and cross-border acquisition finance and restructuring, complex capital structures, and specialist financing transactions.

Matthew Murphy Chicago

Counsels clients on complex business reorganizations, debt restructurings, and troubled company M&A.

Paul Severs London

Advises clients on establishing, acquiring, growing, and financing non-bank loan origination businesses and servicing platforms and acquiring associated loan portfolios; advises on related acquisition finance, growth and regulatory capital, and compliance requirements.

Advises lenders (financial institutions, debt funds) and borrowers (notably PE/infrastructure funds) on leveraged finance, funds financing, structured finance, debt restructuring, securitization, and general banking.


Isaac Ashkenazi New York

Focuses on complex patent litigation in the pharmaceutical, chemistry, and biotechnology fields, with experience across a broad range of technologies.

Stuart Bartow Palo Alto

Represents clients in intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent and trade secret disputes involving electronics and computer technology, as well as providing strategic IP counseling.

Camilo Cardozo New York

Represents clients before U.S. state and federal courts in litigation related to arbitration issues.

Christina Ondrick Washington, D.C.

Represents technology companies, from start-ups to established industry leaders, in patent infringement and trade secret litigation across an array of technology fields at the district courts, ITC, and Federal Circuit.

Joy Dowdle Houston

Advises on all facets of international anti-corruption matters, including the design and enhancement of compliance programs, internal and government investigations, and complex and securities litigation in state and federal courts.

Real Estate

Lauren Giovannone Los Angeles

Represents institutional real estate companies and capital providers in the acquisition, development, finance, and operation of hotels and resorts, restaurants, theme parks, and other hospitality ventures on both a domestic and international basis.

Miles Flynn London

Focuses on the financing, restructuring, and securitization of real estate and real estate debt.

Mark Shepherd London

Represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate, with a focus on investment acquisition/disposal transactions, joint venture arrangements, development, and landlord and tenant matters.