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Mayer Brown promotes 22 to partner worldwide

21 November 2013
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced the promotion of 22 of its lawyers worldwide to partner. The appointments are effective January 1, 2014.

“We are delighted to recognize the accomplishments of these 22 individuals who have earned their promotion to partner by demonstrating world-class excellence in serving our clients through outstanding legal skills, business acumen, leadership and teamwork,” said Chairman Paul Theiss. “As partners, they will play important roles in our delivery of legal services of the highest quality and value to our clients around the world.”

The new partners are:

Melissa A. Anyetei, Intellectual Property, Chicago
Ms. Anyetei , a registered patent attorney, focuses her practice on patent litigation, patent procurement and counseling. She has experience in a variety of technical disciplines including technologies involving pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulations, transdermal hormone replacement therapies, medical devices, nutraceuticals, gaming devices, smart cards and business methods. She has provided strategic advice regarding the transfer of rights in intellectual property, freedom to operate, patent prosecution and portfolio management.

Amanda L. Baker, Banking & Finance, New York
Ms. Baker represents issuers, borrowers, underwriters and commercial banks in connection with the issuance of asset-backed bonds backed by auto loans, auto leases, trade receivables, residential mortgages and student loans in the public, 144A and asset-backed commercial paper conduit markets in the United States, Australia and Canada. She also has worked on the preparation and filing of shelf registration statements for issuer clients. Additionally, she routinely counsels clients regarding regulatory developments and proposals.

Alexandre Dejardin, Corporate & Securities, Paris
Mr. Dejardin’s experience includes mergers & acquisitions and private equity. He has extensive experience advising clients (management and private equity funds) regarding management compensation packages.

Jeff M. Dobbs, Corporate & Securities, Houston
Mr. Dobbs' experience includes mergers and acquisitions of both public and private entities, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, joint ventures, master limited partnerships, restructurings and start-up entities. He also advises clients regarding general corporate and securities matters, including Exchange Act reporting and corporate governance. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including energy, telecommunications, chemicals, biotechnology and financial services.

Curtis A. Doty, Banking & Finance, New York
Mr. Doty’s practice focuses on the structuring, regulatory analysis, negotiation and documentation of complex over-the-counter derivatives transactions, including instruments used in capital raising, trading and hedging applications. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2011, Curtis practiced in the New York, London, Washington DC and Hong Kong offices of other international law firms.

Pascal Druhen-Charnaux, Corporate & Securities, Paris
Mr. Druhen-Charnaux advises on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. His practice focuses on mid and large cap private equity transactions, and he also advises various types of strategic clients on their M&A transactions.

Marina O.K. Fung, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong
Ms. Fung has extensive experience in a variety of insurance related disputes with a focus on casualty lines. She has expertise in dealing with large-scale disasters as well as matters involving catastrophic injuries. Her experience includes acting for insurers on policy-related disputes including arbitrations and she has advised the industry on policy-related matters. She also defends corporations for breaches of occupational health & safety legislation and advises on risk management issues.

Zhen Han, Corporate & Securities, Beijing
Ms. Han has extensive experience in both inbound and outbound mining projects, representing a broad spectrum of foreign and Chinese clients. She also has substantial experience representing multinational clients in mergers and acquisitions and joint venture projects in China. In recent years, she has also developed a practice advising clients on regulatory issues concerning financial services and institutions in China.

Christopher J. Houpt, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, New York
Mr. Houpt represents financial institutions in litigation matters, particularly those involving securitization, derivatives and other complex financial transactions. He has represented numerous foreign banks in US litigation and cross-border discovery and is experienced in coordinating litigations across multiple forums. His appellate experience includes briefs in the US Supreme Court and state and federal appellate courts, as well as three oral arguments in the New York Appellate Division.

Jonathan B. Judkowitz, Banking & Finance, Houston
Mr. Judkowitz represents and advises lenders and borrowers in a variety of finance transactions, including secured and unsecured commercial finance, project finance, first lien/second lien finance, asset-based lending, structured finance, loan and credit restructurings, acquisition finance, and cross-border finance. His practice particularly emphasizes finance transactions involving companies in the oil and gas and other energy-related industries.

Mei Ling Lew, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong
Ms. Lew focuses her practice on construction and real estate related litigation. She has experience advising employers/developers, contractors and subcontractors in court proceedings, mediation and arbitrations in relation to issues such as delays, prolongation, variations, valuations, construction of contract and enforcement. She advises property developers on town planning and building issues and acts in related judicial review proceedings.

Matthew H. Marmolejo, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles
Mr. Marmolejo represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters. He represents both American clients with business disputes in Latin America and Latin American clients involved in US litigation in state and federal courts and in international arbitration proceedings. He also has litigated multi-million dollar consumer class action matters, complex real estate disputes, and maters related to the interpretation or constitutionality of state statutes and related regulations in California state and federal courts.

Brian D. Netter, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington DC
Mr. Netter concentrates on briefing and arguing complex and high-stakes issues in federal and state appellate courts. His experience covers a broad range of substantive areas, particularly in administrative law and ERISA. He has argued seven cases in the US Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts. He also practices in the trial courts and participates in internal investigations, drawing on his training in industrial and operations engineering to assist with matters involving quantitative analysis.

Milton Pinatti, Corporate & Securities, Tauil & Chequer, Sao Paulo
Mr. Pinatti focuses his practice on finance transactions, including project financing, acquisition financing, debt capital markets and M&A. He is experienced in advising financial institutions and corporations in connection with structuring and financing projects, underwriters and issuers in relation to private and public debt offerings, and foreign and local corporations in local M&A transactions.

Thomas A. Pugh, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Hong Kong
Mr. Pugh focuses his practice on advising insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors with respect to cross-border insolvencies and restructurings, with experience in acquisitions and disposals, corporate and distressed loan restructurings and schemes of arrangement.

Eric M. Reilly, Banking & Finance, Charlotte
Mr. Reilly’s practice focuses on structured finance and real estate finance matters. He represents borrowers and lenders in commercial, multifamily and residential mortgage warehouse facilities, including facilities structured to finance non-performing loans. He also represents financial institutions and finance companies in securitization and other structured products, including derivatives, and he represents mortgage loan servicers in connection with servicing agreements and sales of servicing rights.

Susan Rosser, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, London
Ms. Rosser ‘s experience includes commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on disputes involving financial institutions, asset managers and investment advisers, complex financial products, regulatory investigations and enforcement, corporate investigations including fraud and corruption, disputes relating to occupational pension schemes and professional negligence claims.

Andrew J. Stanger, Corporate & Securities, Houston
Mr. Stanger represents public and private companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including public and private offerings and general corporate matters, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients regarding general corporate and securities matters, including Exchange Act reporting and corporate governance. His practice has been particularly concentrated in public offerings and Rule 144A offerings for companies in the oil and gas industry.

Jan C. Stewart, Banking & Finance, Chicago
Ms. Stewart is a finance and securities attorney whose practice is focused on structured finance representing originators, investment banks, commercial banks, funds, asset-backed commercial paper conduits and investors in the public and private markets. She advises on complex financing transactions, including the securitization of various types of assets and the structuring of collateralized loan obligation transactions.

Jason P. Wagenmaker, Corporate & Securities, Chicago
Mr. Wagenmaker focuses his practice on M&A, joint ventures and general corporate counseling and representation for corporate strategic and private equity clients. He represents buyers and sellers in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances and similar transactions. He has represented U.S. and multinational clients, both publicly and privately held, in a variety of industries. He also counsels industrial manufacturers in complex enterprise-critical commercial procurement arrangements.

Chester C.C.Wong, Corporate & Securities, Hong Kong
Mr. Wong is experienced in advising on equity offerings in Hong Kong, including initial public offerings, subsequent issues of securities, secondary listings and spin offs, convertible and exchangeable bond issues, private equity transactions, joint ventures, takeovers, privatizations and other public mergers and acquisitions governed by Hong Kong’s listing rules and takeover code. His practice also covers a wide range of corporate governance and compliance matters relevant to companies listed in Hong Kong.

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