WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Douglas C. Boggs, Alan M. Noskow and Joseph G. Passaic have joined the firm as partners in Washington, D.C. The trio of renowned attorneys broadens the scope of the firm's transactional practice and brings powerful expertise and diverse experience to its growing East Coast offices. They come to Manatt from Squire Patton Boggs, where each was a partner.
While at predecessor firm Patton Boggs, Boggs, who is the youngest son of the late founder Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., was an office managing partner for several years, served on the firm's Management Committee, chaired the Marketing Committee, and headed the International practice group. Passaic also served on the Patton Boggs Management Committee and in other high-level management positions in the Financial Services and Securities practice groups.
"Doug, Alan and Joe are important additions as we continue our growth in Washington," said William T. Quicksilver, Manatt's chief executive officer and managing partner. "Coming off of one of the strongest years in the firm's history, this team advances our momentum and expands our depth and visibility in key markets and industries. Clients will benefit immediately from the experience they bring. We are pleased to welcome them to Manatt."
"Manatt has an entrepreneurial, high-energy group of lawyers in its corporate practices, handling complex transactions and legal issues for companies across the spectrum—from emerging to multinationals," Boggs said on behalf of the team. "And the firm's groundbreaking integration of legal, consulting and advocacy through Manatt Health, ManattJones Global Strategies and Manatt Digital Media will be a boon to our clients. Manatt's focus on providing thoughtful, sophisticated client service spoke to us, and we are excited to join the firm."
Boggs' practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project finance, venture capital and international transactions. He advises corporations and private equity and venture capital funds on acquisitions, divestitures, financings and securities matters, including mergers, stock and asset transfers, corporate reorganizations, restructurings, joint ventures, equity and debt financings and public securities offerings. Boggs maintains an active practice in the area of international finance, concentrating on infrastructure finance, public-private partnerships and project finance.
Noskow's diverse transaction practice encompasses mergers, acquisitions, private equity, leveraged buyouts, project financing, infrastructure, debt financing, restructurings, reorganizations and other complex business transactions both domestically and internationally. He regularly represents private equity funds, fundless sponsors, mezzanine funds, distressed debt and equity investors, financial institutions and other institutional investors. Noskow also has significant transactional experience relating to Chapter 11 bankruptcies, where he has represented debtors, lenders and other creditors in reorganizations, asset sales, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings.
Passaic advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of corporate, securities and bank regulatory matters, including regulatory applications, supervisory and enforcement proceedings, investigations, risk management and governance. He has extensive experience leading major capital markets transactions, public offerings, private placements, corporate restructurings, asset dispositions and mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis in the financial services industry. He also advises multinational corporations on their corporate operations, business activities and regulatory issues in the United States.
"These three professionals have remarkable reputations as leading transactional lawyers," said Ben Orlanski, chair of Manatt's Business, Finance and Tax group. "Doug, Alan and Joe have impressive backgrounds, capabilities and relationships that complement our formidable national M&A, capital markets, financial institutions, emerging company and project finance practices. We are delighted they have decided to join Manatt."
Their arrival continues an ambitious East Coast expansion by Manatt. Most recently, Securities partner Brian Korn and Real Estate partner Andrew Schultz joined the firm's New York office; Consumer Protection partner Katherine Winfree, former chief of staff for the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau, and Cindy Mann, most recently the deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, joined the Washington, D.C., office.
Boggs earned a B.A. from Duke University, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University School of Business and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. In 2013, he was named a "D.C. Deal Maker of the Year" by The National Law Journal.
Noskow earned a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. In 2011, he received the Turnaround Management Association's Transaction of the Year award.
Passaic earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Widener University Delaware Law School. He began his career in the Legal Division of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's office in Washington, D.C.
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