Prominent Securities and M&A Attorney Martin Glass Joins Jenner & Block

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin C. Glass has joined Jenner & Block LLP's Corporate Practice as a partner in the New York office.  He will focus on securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

"The firm is committed to growing its Corporate Practice and the New York office with talented lawyers of the highest caliber," said Jenner & Block Managing Partner Susan C. Levy.  "Martin's reputation for the highest quality transactional work enhances our ability to provide our clients sophisticated legal services across all practice areas."

According to Joseph P. Gromacki, chair of the firm-wide Corporate Practice, "Martin has an impressive client base, bringing extensive experience in cross-border financings, acquisitions and securities transactions.  As the firm continues to deepen our corporate bench strength, particularly in New York, Martin's strong track record of success in this area is of utmost importance."  In late 2013, Jenner & Block welcomed two highly regarded corporate partners in New York and Los Angeles, respectively:  Uri Doron, a leading M&A and private equity lawyer particularly active in representing foreign companies, many of them in Denmark, Sweden and Israel; and Tom Stromberg, a veteran of the California marketplace with rich insight into overseas markets such as Japan.

Martin, who worked at Goodwin Procter LLP since 2008, has represented issuers, underwriters and other participants in a wide range of capital markets transactions that align with the firm's core transactional competencies, which include all key aspects of mergers and acquisitions, initial and follow-on public offerings, private placements of debt and equity, and alternative finance transactions.  "With significant industry experience in the natural resources and energy sectors, among others, Martin's arrival adds to the firm's already diverse corporate offerings," said Wesley C. Fredericks, Jr., the chair of the New York Corporate Practice.  "We look forward to working with more clients in this space."

"Martin is the fifth impressive new partner we've added to the New York Office in the last five months," said Richard F. Ziegler, managing partner of the New York Office.  "Since September, we have brought on Neil M. Barofsky, the former special inspector general for TARP; Joseph L. Noga, the former deputy chief of litigation for GE Capital; Jeremy M. Creelan, former special counsel to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; and Uri Doron, another talented transactional partner."

"I am very excited to join Jenner & Block.  I look forward to helping grow the firm's corporate practice, and to work on a wide range of transactions at a premier law firm," Martin said.

Martin graduated with great distinction from McGill University, where he earned both an LL.B and a B.C.L.  He is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts.

ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK'S CORPORATE PRACTICE

Our attorneys have substantial experience representing clients in complex corporate transactions, and our work includes counseling clients on some of the largest transactions in history.  We leverage our experience to effectively and efficiently deliver sophisticated advice across a broad range of corporate transactions and matters for a variety of clients, ranging from the top ranks of the Fortune 500, to middle-market and emerging companies, to private equity and hedge funds and to closely held and family businesses.

In the course of just the past year alone, Jenner & Block has advised on numerous transactions, including representing:

  • General Motors in a $4.5 billion Rule 144A offering of senior notes; a $1.7 billion underwritten secondary offering of GM common stock by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (VEBA); and a $175 million underwritten secondary offering of warrants to purchase GM common stock by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (VEBA) through a modified "Dutch auction" process;
  • Obagi Medical Products in a $441 million cash tender offer for Obagi by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, representing the largest per share premium to stockholders in a pharmaceutical transaction in at least the past four years; and
  • Guggenheim Partners and affiliates in connection with private equity, portfolio company and investment fund transactions.

ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK

Jenner & Block (www.jenner.com) is a national law firm with approximately 480 attorneys and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.  Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, the firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions.  Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors.  In 2013, The American Lawyer magazine named Jenner & Block to the AmLaw A-List recognizing the top 20 law firms in the country, for the second consecutive year and the fifth time overall since the ranking was established a decade ago.  The firm also has been named by American Lawyer as the nation's leading pro bono firm in four of the past six years.

 

SOURCE Jenner & Block LLP



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