Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Vicky Beasley McPherson as a Shareholder

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm, welcomes Vicky Beasley McPherson as a shareholder to its Corporate & Securities, Global and Africa practices. She will reside in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

McPherson has an extensive corporate practice in investment fund formation, project and corporate finance transactions and general corporate governance matters. She represents fund sponsors on fund formation, strategic acquisitions of portfolio companies through equity and debt financing and general corporate matters for portfolio companies to prepare for divestiture. Her experience includes assisting international institutional investors in negotiating private equity and real estate investments and co-investments exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars in commitments.

"Vicky brings a broad range of experience representing domestic and multinational corporations, both private and public, and quasi-government entities," said Sanford Saunders, co-managing shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office. "Her practice is an excellent addition to the Washington office and the firm's corporate capabilities."

McPherson, who comes to Greenberg Traurig from Patton Boggs, also has significant experience advising on election law and voter protection strategic planning and implementation. Previously, she served as director of Legal Outreach & Planning for People of the American Way Foundation in the non-partisan Election Protection program during the 2004 Presidential Election cycle – an initiative that provided pro bono assistance to groups and individuals in the protection of their voting rights. In 2005, she received the National Bar Association's Presidential Achievement Award and remains an active member of the voter protection community during each major election cycle.

McPherson rejoins Jude Kearney, who recently came to the firm as a Corporate & Securities shareholder and as head of its Africa practice. McPherson's interest in an African practice dates back to her days at Columbia Law School where she served as the law school's first exchange student with the University of Witswaterand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

"Greenberg Traurig is the perfect platform to build upon my prior experiences advising clients on a wide range of investments and transactions in Africa," said McPherson.

Greenberg Traurig's Corporate & Securities Group attorneys firm wide represent both public and privately-held clients in a wide range of industries and in transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions to private equity transactions, as well as public and private offerings of securities. Recently, the firm expanded its practice with the opening of offices in Tel Aviv, Mexico City and Warsaw.

The firm's corporate group has been recognized by numerous business and legal publications including Chambers and Partners Global and USA Guides, The American Lawyer's "Corporate Scorecard" and The Legal 500 - Corporate and Finance Section, U.S. edition.

About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.

SOURCE Greenberg Traurig, LLP



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