Mayer Brown announced that Fritz Lark has joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice as a partner in New York. Mr. Lark was a partner at Bracewell.

“Fritz’s proven dedication to client service and in-depth knowledge of the utility industry make him a perfect addition to our expanding Corporate & Securities practice in New York and globally,” said Phil Brandes, a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Corporate & Securities practice. “Having led numerous high-profile M&A deals, Fritz will be instrumental in advising utilities and infrastructure funds on the complicated regulatory overlay that is critical to the success of these transactions.”

As an M&A lawyer with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Lark advises clients on a broad range of M&A and capital markets transactions across a variety of sectors, including energy and utilities, insurance, financial services, manufacturing, chemicals and technology. He has extensive experience representing utilities and infrastructure funds in public and private company mergers, joint ventures, equity investments, and debt and hybrid securities issuances, among other transactions. Additionally, Mr. Lark advises clients on corporate governance and disclosure issues under the federal securities laws and exchange rules, as well as on general corporate matters.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join Mayer Brown,” said Mr. Lark. “Mayer Brown’s comprehensive global offerings, collaborative culture and commitment to client service will provide an excellent platform for me to further build my practice, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues as we continue taking the firm’s energy and infrastructure capabilities to the next level.”

Matt Ingber, the partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s New York office, said, “Fritz’s arrival in New York is a continuation of the firm’s strategic expansion in this key market and his experience will strengthen the range of high-level transactional services we offer clients here and globally.”