|[May 01, 2012]
Goodwin Procter Expands Private Equity Practice with Addition of Ilan S. Nissan and Christian C. Nugent in New York
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, today announced that Ilan
S. Nissan and Christian
C. Nugent have joined the firm's Private
Equity Practice as partners in its New York office. They will focus
on advising private equity funds, hedge funds, alternative asset
managers and their portfolio companies on a wide variety of
transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth
equity financings, strategic investments, restructurings and
Nissan and Nugent have represented clients across a broad spectrum of
sectors, including the manufacturing; entertainment; Internet;
technology and software; consulting; and product distribution industries.
"We are delighted to welcome Ilan and Chris to the firm and group," said
Regina M. Pisa, Chairman of Goodwin Procter. "Ongoing expansion of our
Private Equity Practice in New York and other key markets is one of
the priorties of our strategic growth plan, and will further enhance
our ability to serve clients in this important sector."
"Ilan and Chris have built a strong transactional practice that has
flourished and grown through both up and down cycles in the private
equity markets," said John LeClaire, partner and chair of Goodwin's
Private Equity Practice. "They are team players and builders with great
character and entrepreneurial drive."
Nissan, a former Global Chair of O'Melveny & Myers' Mergers and
Acquisitions Group, received his B.S. from the State University of New
York at Albany and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He has
been recognized as a leading lawyer for M&A transactions by Legal
500 US, a leading lawyer for private equity by International
Financial Law Review and a leading lawyer for leveraged buyouts and
private equity law by Best Lawyers.
Nugent received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from
The Fordham University School of Law where he was a member of the Fordham
Urban Law Journal. He was recently recognized by The M&A Advisor
as a finalist for its "40 Under 40" award.
Nissan and Nugent join Goodwin from Dewey & LeBoeuf's New York office.
York office was established in 1997 and today includes more than 150
attorneys with national practices involving high-stakes litigation
matters, including those related to intellectual property, white collar
defense, products liability and mass torts, securities and labor and
employment, and corporate transactions, principally in the areas of
private equity, real estate capital markets, technology/emerging growth
companies, financial services and private fund formation and services.
Goodwin Procter's nationally recognized Private Equity Practice focuses
on buyouts, recapitalizations and portfolio company transactions for
leading investors in the U.S. and abroad. The practice covers the full
life cycle of clients' investments - from fund formation to exit. It is
particularly known for structuring innovative, tax-advantaged solutions
and for its practical, client-oriented approach. Goodwin's Private
Equity Practice and its attorneys have been recognized as market leaders
in this sector by authorities including Dow Jones' Private Equity
Analyst, Chambers USA, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.
About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation's leading law firms, with
offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego,
San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides
corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving
real estate, REITs and real estate capital markets; private equity;
technology companies; financial services; intellectual property;
products liability and mass torts; and securities litigation and white
collar defense. For additional information, visit www.goodwinprocter.com.
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