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APRIL 24, 2015 – Locke Lord has promoted four lawyers to the Partnership level from five practice groups effective May 1. The new Partners will strengthen the Firm’s resources in Corporate, Capital Markets, Health Care, Structured Finance and Corporate Finance from offices around the world.
The new Partners include:
In Hong Kong:
Matthew Wong focuses his practice on corporate finance, capital markets, foreign direct investments and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes IPOs and secondary offerings, corporate takeovers and restructurings, private equity and venture capital investments, funds and collective investment schemes. He also advises public companies, investment banks and fund managers on Hong Kong company law and securities regulatory compliance issues, as well as a wide range of commercial transactions including business transfers and joint ventures.
In New York:
Evan Drutman’s practice focuses primarily on structured finance, asset-based lending and complex financial transactions. He has represented nearly every variety of market participant in securitizations of mortgage, home equity loans, commercial loans and other asset classes, utilizing most forms of tax and cash-flow structures and forms of credit enhancement. He counsels Fortune 500 and boutique financing companies on asset purchases and sales, whole loan transactions, repurchase agreements and various structured transactions.
In Washington D.C.:
Denise Hanna, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group, has been involved in health care legal and public policy matters for more than 20 years. Hanna concentrates her practice on representing health insurance companies and managed care organizations in legal matters, corporate and transactional matters and in regulatory and administrative proceedings. She has closely tracked the enactment of federal health reform and continues to advise clients on implementation issues, compliance obligations and strategic opportunities under the Affordable Care Act and related state reforms. Hanna was featured in Law 360’s “Female Powerbrokers Q&A Series” in December 2013, and recently named to the “2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers” list by Savoy magazine
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Locke Lord is a full-service, international law Firm of approximately 1,000 lawyers working in 23 cities to meet clients’ needs around the world. With a combined history of more than 125 years and a greatly enhanced domestic and global footprint, Locke Lord is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, insurance and reinsurance, private equity, telecommunications, technology, real estate, financial services and health care and life sciences, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, regulatory, intellectual property and fund formation teams.