Three Mayer Brown Corporate & Securities partners based in the firm’s Chicago office have been named 2015 “Client Service All-Stars” by BTI Consulting Group: Christian Fabian, David Schuette and Marc Sperber. Mayer Brown is in the elite group of 64 firms with more than one All-Star. Named for the third consecutive year, Mr. Schuette also was recognized as an “MVP,” an attorney who has made the list multiple years in a row. Since launching its All-Stars report in 2001, BTI has included one or more Mayer Brown lawyers on the list each year.
The 2015 edition recognizes 354 US lawyers “commanding the attention of” corporate counsel for delivering exceptional client service, BTI said. To select the All-Stars, BTI conducted more than 300 in-depth interviews with legal decision makers at the world’s leading organizations. The lawyers whom the clients named shared six traits: superior client focus, innovative thought leadership, exceptional understanding of the client’s business, outsized value, legal skills and outstanding results.
Christian Fabian represents purchasers and sellers of domestic and international businesses in complex public and private mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He advises clients regarding recapitalizations, private equity investments, private placements of securities and other corporate finance matters, as well as corporate governance and securities law matters. Mr. Fabian also represents issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings of equity and debt securities; Rule 144A and Reg. S offerings, including high yield debt and convertible debt; consent solicitations; exchange offers; and other liability management transactions. He earned a JD cum laude from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and received a BSE from Oakland University.
David Schuette concentrates on securities and corporate work. He regularly advises public companies in a variety of industries on SEC compliance matters and corporate governance issues. In addition, he represents issuers, underwriters and selling stockholders in various types of equity offerings, including common stock, ADRs and limited partnership units, and various types of debt offerings, including mortgage bonds, convertible debt, investment grade and high-yield debt, as well as equipment trust pass-through certificates. Mr. Schuette also represents issuers and investment banks in connection with debt tender offers, consent solicitations and other liability management transactions. He holds a JD cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and an AB cum laude from Georgetown University.
Marc Sperber, leader of Mayer Brown’s global Corporate & Securities practice, focuses on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sperber represents buyers, sellers and financial intermediaries in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, financings, tender and exchange offers, shareholder arrangements and a variety of other transactions involving US, foreign and multinational corporations and other public and private entities. He also advises companies on corporate governance, defensive measures (including shareholders' rights plans) and other matters. Mr. Sperber holds a JD cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA cum laude from the University of Rochester.