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    Jim Coffey Joins Locke Lord as Corporate Partner in Boston; Follows News of Additional Boston Hires and Accolades

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    February 6, 2017 – Jim Coffey has joined Locke Lord’s Boston office as a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Coffey’s presence and experience adds depth and breadth to the Boston office’s Corporate team.

    Coffey represents clients in complex transactional matters and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and also has significant experience in venture capital and corporate finance transactions. He has advised public and private companies, both domestically and overseas, in mergers and acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, public and private offerings, and in the formation of partnerships, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

    “We are excited to have someone with Jim’s reputation and background join us here in Boston,” said Boston Office Managing Partner Matt McTygue. “Jim’s arrival is important as we look to strengthen and grow our corporate capabilities in Boston and across the Firm.”

    “I’m excited about joining the Locke Lord team,” Coffey said. “Locke Lord is one of the premier law firms in the world. Its global platform and entrepreneurial and innovative team approach to the delivery of legal services allows me to better serve clients. I’m very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues here.”

    Coffey has been recognized on several occasions in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers and Acquisitions and as a "Super Lawyer" in Massachusetts. He joins Locke Lord after working as a Partner at White and Williams LLP.

    Coffey’s arrival follows news of additional new hires in the Boston office. Locke Lord recently welcomed Public Finance Associate Joan Kerecz and Public Policy Advisor Jay Myers to its Boston office. Two summer associates also will join the Firm’s Boston office this year.

    In addition, two Boston office lawyers have been elected to leadership positions and three have been selected for competitive leadership programs in the community. Locke Lord Partners have elected Boston’s Rick Manley, a Partner in the Firm’s Public Finance Practice Group, to its 15-member firm-wide Executive Committee. Boston Associate Walter Rodriguez has been chosen to serve on the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys’ 2017 Board of Directors. Partner Jonathan Young will participate in the Boston Chamber’s Executive Leadership Institute; Associate Michael Meidinger is part of the Boston’s Future Leaders program also led by the Boston Chamber of Commerce; and Associate Katherine Guarino serves as a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Academy.

    “We are thrilled to welcome all of the lawyers who have recently joined our Boston office, and we are very proud of our Boston lawyers and their commitment to leadership at the Firm and in key organizations in Boston and beyond,” said McTygue.

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