Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that the nominations of  New York partner Paul A. Jorissen and Frankfurt partner Jörg Wulfken to three-year terms as members of the firm’s Management Committee have been approved by the firm’s equity partnership.  Mr. Jorissen has served on the Management Committee since its creation in 2009.  Mr. Wulfken previously was a member of the firm’s Partnership Board.

The Management Committee has primary responsibility for establishing the firm’s strategic direction and its day-to-day operations. In addition to Messrs. Jorissen and Wulfken, the members are:  Chairman Herbert W. Krueger, Chicago; Managing Partner Kenneth S. Geller, Washington, DC; Cabell C. Chinnis, Palo Alto; Sean Connolly, London; Elaine Y.M. Lo, Hong Kong; and Paul W. Theiss, Chicago.

Mayer Brown also announced that London partner Jeremy Clay and Chicago partner Michele L. Odorizzi were approved by the partnership for three-year terms as members of the Partnership Board, on which both have served since 2009.  In addition, the partnership approved the nomination of Paris partner Jean-Philippe Lambert to serve the remaining portion of Mr. Wulfken’s term on the Partnership Board and elected Cologne partner Christof Gaudig as a new member of that body for three-year terms. The Partnership Board represents the broader voice of the partnership on key decisions including partner compensation and the selection of individuals for leadership roles.  Its other members are:  Mr. Krueger; Mr. Geller; Ian R. Coles, London; Jeffrey I. Gordon, New York; Carol A. Hitselberger, Charlotte; Nicholas D. Hunsworth, Hong Kong; Michael E. Lackey, Jr., Washington, DC; Barry N. Machlin, Chicago; and Patrick C. K. Wong, Hong Kong.

Paul A. Jorissen is a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance practice and is based in New York.  He represents investment and commercial banks, issuers and borrowers in structuring and negotiating securitization, covered bond and other financing arrangements in the United States and cross-border transactions. He also works with credit default and other derivatives as well as unusual asset types. View full profile.

Jörg Wulfken is the partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s three offices in Germany.  A member of Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice, he is a transactional attorney whose practice focuses on matters of banking and finance, securitization and capital markets. View full profile.

Jeremy Clay is a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Real Estate practice. He focuses  on structured real estate transactions including joint ventures, acting for corporate clients on major real estate transactions and cross-border real estate deals. Client include investment, pension and private equity funds as well as banks, real estate companies and other corporations. ­View full profile.

Jean-Philippe Lambert is the partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Paris office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate practice. He advises commercial and investment banks on the purchase and disposal of large hotel and office portfolios and leveraged and management buy-outs. He also advises investment funds and arrangers on the financing of large domestic and cross-border leveraged acquisitions. View full profile.

Michele L. Odorizzi is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice and Supreme Court & Appellate group. She concentrates primarily on appellate litigation and brief-writing at the trial court level. Her areas of focus include securities and shareholder derivative litigation, accountants’ liability, class actions and constitutional litigation. View full profile.

Christof Gaudig leads Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice in Germany. He advises domestic and international clients on a broad spectrum of mergers and acquisitions activities and compliance programs and complex compliance issues. He also advises insurers and reinsurers on complex transactions and legal proceedings. View full profile.