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.
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