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Brad Laken Joins White & Case as a Partner in Chicago

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Debt Finance Practice with the addition of Brad Laken as a partner in Chicago.

"Brad offers deep experience in the private credit and direct lending sector, and his addition further strengthens our market-leading practice, while underscoring our commitment to building a world-class Debt Finance platform in our Chicago office," said Eric Leicht, Global Head of White & Case’s Debt Finance Practice. "Brad's expertise, commercial acumen and strong relationships in the market will expand our client offering in this critically important space."

Laken represents commercial banks, investment banks, direct lenders, alternative credit providers and other debt investors as agent and lead arranger in a wide array of lending transactions, with an emphasis on middle market private equity sponsor-backed leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations.

"Brad's addition further deepens our bench of preeminent Debt Finance lawyers and complements the growing offering of our Chicago office," said Eliza McDougall, Regional Section Head of Americas Banking. "The private debt markets are growing year-on-year and continue to be a vital source of financing for many transactions. With Brad’s arrival, we further reinforce our position as a leading Firm to guide clients through the full spectrum of complex financings in the private credit sector."

Laken joins White & Case from Katten Muchin Rosenman, where he was a partner.

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