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White & Case Elects 40 New Partners

White & Case Elects 40 New Partners

White & Case LLP has promoted 40 lawyers around the world to its partnership. The promotions are effective January 1, 2017 and represent 11 of the Firm's global practices in 17 locations.

"Our new partners have demonstrated their leadership ability within the Firm and their commitment to our clients," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "This is our largest partner class in six years and reflects our commitment to growing from within. More than half of our new partners are based in the United States and London, in line with our stated strategy to grow our offices in these locations."

Listed by the regions in which they are based, the new partners are:

AMERICAS

  • Raymond Azar has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in New York, he focuses on international corporate and commercial transactions, including asset-based structured financings and related capital markets transactions in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power sectors.
  • Heather Burke has been named a partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Silicon Valley, she focuses on complex commercial litigation and counseling in antitrust, intellectual property, class actions and trade regulation.
  • Michael Deyong has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in New York, Michael represents clients in  a broad range of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, sales, spinoffs and going-private transactions, with particular experience in public company M&A in the healthcare and telecommunications industries.
  • Binoy Dharia has been named a partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in New York, he is focused on advising major commercial and investment banks, financial institutions, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in a variety of leveraged, corporate finance and M&A transactions.
  • John Donaldson has been named a partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Washington, DC, John represents clients before the Department of Justice and US Federal Trade Commission on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other joint business activities.
  • Kate Dyson has been named a partner in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in Boston, she represents companies and individuals involved in government and internal investigations and advises clients across a wide range of industries on compliance with government regulations and best practices.
  • Steven Gee has been named a partner in our Global Tax Practice. Based in New York, he focuses on the complex tax aspects of mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property and securitization transactions.
  • Brody K. Greenwald has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Washington, DC, Brody focuses on representing investors and sovereign states across industries in complex investment treaty arbitrations.
  • Kim Haviv has been named a partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in New York, she focuses on complex contract and business disputes, securities fraud actions, bankruptcy-related litigation and regulatory investigations.
  • Bibiana Jaimes has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, Bibiana focuses on representing issuers and underwriters in a range of Latin American capital markets and bank finance transactions, including registered public offerings, Rule 144A offerings and Regulation S offerings.
  • Eric Lancaster has been named a partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Silicon Valley, he focuses on patent litigation across the country, as well as before the US International Trade Commission, covering technologies including software, social networking, mobile devices, semiconductors and computer hardware.
  • Thomas MacWright has been named a partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in New York, Thomas regularly represents debtors, bondholders, banks and investors in corporate bankruptcy matters and workouts, and he has extensive experience representing large companies and creditors in cross-border restructurings.
  • Damien Nyer has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in New York, he represents governments, international organizations and private parties in institutional and ad hoc arbitral proceedings, across industries including energy, mining, construction, pharmaceuticals and insurance.
  • Kerry O'Rourke Perri has been named a partner in the Private Clients Group. Based in New York, Kerry advises individuals, families and fiduciaries on domestic and international trust and estate planning matters, including will and trust drafting, tax planning, litigation support and probate proceedings, and estate administration.
  • Jane E. Rueger has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in Washington, DC, she counsels utilities, transmission providers, large industrials and energy marketers on regulatory issues under the US Federal Power Act and Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act.
  • Andrew Weisberg has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, he focuses on public and private capital markets transactions, including high-yield and investment-grade bond offerings, leveraged financings, equity offerings and liability management transactions.
  • Kristen M. Young has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Washington, DC, Kristen advises sovereign states and companies in international commercial and investment treaty disputes across industries such as electricity, mining and minerals, oil and gas, and textile manufacturing.

EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

  • Muriel Alhadeff has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Brussels, she has strong experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the financial institutions sector, and has been involved in private equity and venture capital transactions in various jurisdictions.
  • Paul Brumpton has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in London, he focuses on international arbitration in the energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals, construction and insurance industries.
  • Katja Butler has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, she focuses on private equity, including advising financial sponsor clients and their portfolio companies on all aspects of M&A, capital restructuring and general advisory work.
  • Amanda Cowell has been named a partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in London, Amanda has acted for corporate, telecommunications and banking clients on commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration in jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, India, Curaçao, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
  • Ben Davies has been named a partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in London, Ben has broad experience advising clients on complex international restructuring, workout and insolvency matters, as well as on a wide range of finance transactions.
  • Joanna Dimmock has been named a partner in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in London, she has broad experience across a number of white collar areas, including bribery and corruption and cartel investigations both in the United Kingdom and abroad, as well as complex extradition, Interpol red notices and mutual legal assistance matters.
  • Rebecca Emory has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Frankfurt, Rebecca advises banks, private equity firms and corporations on high-yield bond offerings and public and private debt and equity transactions.
  • Emma Foster has been named a partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in London, Emma advises banks and financial institutions on cross-border acquisition finance, restructuring, trade finance and general bank lending.
  • Leonardo Graffi has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Milan, he has experience in corporate, M&A and private equity transactions, where he has advised clients on a number of acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses across the banking, insurance, automotive, aviation, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors.
  • Justus Herrlinger has been named a partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises on cartel investigations, merger control proceedings and joint ventures, and he has represented clients before the European Commission, civil courts and the Federal Cartel Office.
  • Gareth Hodder has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Currently in London, Gareth will relocate to the Firm's Johannesburg office. He advises on large-scale projects, financings, investments and acquisitions in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, and hotel and real estate sectors.
  • Grégoire Karila has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Paris, he advises issuers and banks on bond issues, regulatory and hybrid instruments, EMTNs and liability management, as well as regulatory and derivative transactions.
  • Jan Linda has been named a partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Prague, he provides legal services to banks and other financial institutions on cross-border, syndicated and bilateral financings, particularly in the areas of project, export, real estate and acquisition financings.
  • Jarlath McGurran has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, he has deep experience in international public and private M&A transactions and joint ventures.
  • Kirsten Odynski has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Paris, she focuses on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, and she has acted as an adviser in ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations.
  • Ivan Paskal has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in Riyadh, he focuses on international corporate and financing transactions, particularly in the energy sector, where he represents sponsors, developers, investors and lenders across all aspects of project development, financing and restructurings.
  • Luke Robottom has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Abu Dhabi, he advises clients on the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, with a focus on transactional construction work.
  • Hendrik Röhricht has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he represents financial sponsors, management teams and corporates in domestic and cross-border transactions, including carve-outs, public takeovers and joint ventures.
  • Markus Stephanblome has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, Markus advises on, structures and executes public and private M&A and private equity transactions, and advises clients on corporate, group and reorganization matters.
  • Michał Subocz has been named a partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Warsaw, Michał focuses on construction disputes, advising major international and domestic construction companies in disputes related to projects in Poland.
  • Yoko Takagi has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Madrid, Yoko advises on general corporate law, primarily M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions, with experience both domestically and internationally.

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Melody Chan has been named a partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Hong Kong, she focuses on multijurisdictional litigation and cross-border arbitration, advising on disputes in the financial services, oil and gas, power, and technology sectors, and she has significant experience in contentious restructuring and insolvency-related matters.
  • Seiji Matsuzoe has been named a partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Tokyo, Seiji works in a number of structured finance areas, including CDOs, credit-linked loans, derivatives, debt capital markets, acquisition finance and general banking transactions.

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