Gibson Dunn promotes 13 lawyers to partner for 2009
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced that the firm has elected 13 new partners, effective January 1, 2009. The new partners represent a wide range of practice areas and geographical regions.
"We are happy to continue to acknowledge our young guns in this very important achievement," said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. "These new partners are a very accomplished group of attorneys who exemplify the firm's core values of excellence, professionalism and collegiality. We are confident they will continue to carry the highest traditions of Gibson Dunn."
The new partners are:
Aaron F. Adams (Global Finance – New York) – Adams' practice focuses on financing transactions, including senior credit facilities, high yield offerings, mezzanine financings and asset based financings, with a particular emphasis on acquisition finance. He earned his law degree from Boston University in 2000, where he was a member of the Boston University Law Review.
Lisa Alfaro (M&A/Project Finance – New York) – Alfaro practices project finance, cross border mergers and acquisitions and foreign private investment transactions, with an emphasis in the areas of power and infrastructure with clients throughout Latin America. She earned her law degree from Stanford University in 1995.
Ashlie Beringer (Litigation – Denver) – Beringer’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, consumer matters and complex commercial litigation, with particular expertise representing clients in the new media, Internet, entertainment and communications industries. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver College of Law, where she has taught Entertainment Law, and was named as one of Denver's "Forty Under Forty" business leaders by the Denver Business Journal. She was a law clerk for the Honorable Richard P. Matsch of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in 1996-97. She earned her law degree from Yale in 1996, where she was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal and winner of Yale Law School’s Mock Trial Competition.
David P. Burns (Litigation/White Collar – Washington, D.C.) – Burns' practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement and litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Burns served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He earned his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1995, where he was a Harlan Fiske Scholar and an Articles Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.
Andrew L. Fabens (Capital Markets – New York) – Fabens represents issuers and underwriters in public and private corporate finance transactions, in both U.S. and international markets. His experience encompasses initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, investment grade and convertible debt offerings and offerings of preferred and hybrid securities. In addition, he regularly advises companies and investment banks on corporate and securities law issues, including liability management programs, spin-off transactions, disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing obligations. He earned his law degree from Columbia University in 2000.
Sean C. Feller (Executive Comp/Employee Benefits – Los Angeles) – Feller's practice runs the full gamut of tax, ERISA, accounting, corporate, and securities law aspects of equity and other incentive compensation plans; nonqualified deferred compensation plans and executive employment and severance arrangements. He received his law degree from Columbia University in 2000.
Y. Ernest Hsin (Patent Litigation – Palo Alto) – Hsin practices patent litigation and counsels clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including IP licensing matters. He is a co-chair of the firm's Bay Area Diversity Committee and a member of the Hiring Committee. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he served as the Director of Legal Affairs for an Internet software company in San Francisco, CA. He received his law degree from Columbia University in 1998.
Ari B. Lanin (Corporate – Century City) – Lanin focuses mainly on mergers and acquisitions, federal securities law and corporate governance matters, executive compensation, securities offerings, venture capital transactions and general corporate representations. He earned his law degree from the University of Southern California in 2000, where he was elected to Order of the Coif and served as a staff member of the Southern California Law Review.
Matthew D. McGill (Appellate – Washington, D.C.) – McGill practices in the firm's Litigation Department and its Appellate and Constitutional Law practice, where he has participated in numerous matters before the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and clerked for the Hon. Joseph M. McLaughlin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He earned his law degree from Stanford University in 2000, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Darius Mehraban (Global Finance – New York) – Mehraban's practice focuses on loan and other debt financing transactions, including syndicated credit facilities for leveraged and investment grade companies, project and equipment financing, and acquisition credit facilities, as well as structured finance transactions and swaps and other derivatives. He received his law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan in December 1996, where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review.
Markus Nauheim (Corporate – Munich) – Nauheim is a German and U.S. qualified attorney who concentrates on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and venture capital deals, as well as cross-border joint ventures. He received his law degree from the University of Mainz (Germany) in 1995, and his LL.M. from Duke University in 1996.
Mark Osher (Real Estate – Los Angeles) – Osher has broad experience representing both borrowers and lenders in all aspects of capital markets and balance sheet financing. He also represents institutional and non-institutional real estate developers and operators, opportunity funds, private equity funds and hedge funds in acquiring, developing, operating and selling a broad range of commercial real estate asset classes. He earned his law degree with Honors from Rutgers University in 1997.
Nicholas C. Tomlinson (Corporate – Dubai) – Tomlinson is English and New York qualified and focuses on cross-border transactions, covering all aspects of private equity, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures in the Middle East, the UK and the US. He also advises on capital raisings with a Middle Eastern nexus, often involving offshore investment funds, and in relation to companies establishing their operations in the Middle East. Nick is now resident in Dubai having joined Gibson Dunn's London office in 2001 and also having spent two years in the firm's New York office. He attended The Chester College of Law in 1997, passing with Distinction and winning a Law Society prize, and earned his undergraduate law degree in 1996 from The University of Nottingham.
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