NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sidley Austin LLP today announced that
Chiu-Ti Jansen has joined the firm as a partner in its Global Insurance &
Financial Services Practice, resident in the firm's New York office. Ms.
Jansen will focus her practice on transactional matters for insurance
companies and related entities, as well as other sectors of the financial
services industry, with a focus on capital markets, mergers and
acquisitions and structured finance transactions.
"We are very excited that Chiu-Ti has joined Sidley," said Joseph
Armbrust, co-managing partner of Sidley's New York office. "As a corporate
lawyer, she brings her experience in mergers and acquisitions, private
equity, structured products and securities offerings to our practice, and
adds another important dimension to our Insurance Practice in New York."
"The addition of Chiu-Ti is strategic to the growth of our global
insurance industry practice," noted Mike Goldman, co-chair of Sidley's
Insurance & Financial Services Group. "Not only is Chiu-Ti an accomplished
U.S.-based transactional attorney, but her experience and familiarity with
China and other Asian markets will expand our service of U.S. and European
insurance and financial services clients as they employ capital and conduct
business in this region of the world. On the heels of the launch of our
London-based insurance industry practice, Chiu-Ti's arrival further
strengthens our global capabilities."
Ms. Jansen has extensive experience in a wide range of complex
transactions and restructurings within the insurance industry. She also
represents issuers, underwriters and majority shareholders in connection
with numerous insurance industry-focused IPOs, equity, debt, trust
preferred and convertible securities offerings, including innovative
insurance-linked securitizations. She has significant experience with
private equity and has handled the formation and capital raising of several
onshore and offshore insurance and reinsurance companies.
Previously a partner at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, Ms. Jansen
has written on securities law, internal control and disclosure issues for
the Wall Street Lawyer and The Deal. She received her J.D. from Columbia
University School of Law, where she was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar,
and her M.Phil. degree from Yale University, where she served as
Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. She
received her B.A., summa cum laude, from National Taiwan University.
Sidley has a growing team of approximately 80 lawyers devoted to
providing both transactional and dispute resolution services specifically
to the insurance industry.
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world's largest full-service law firms,
with approximately 1,700 lawyers practicing in 15 U.S. and international
cities including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London,
Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. In 2005, BTI, a Boston-based consulting and
research firm, named Sidley to their Client Service Hall of Fame as one of
only two law firms to rank in the Client Service Top 10 for five years in a
row. Sidley received the 2005 Catalyst Award in recognition of the firm's
initiative to recruit, retain and advance diverse talent.
SOURCE Sidley Austin LLP