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    Neil Rajan Joins Locke Lord as Partner; Strengthens Corporate Presence in Dallas

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    September 13, 2017 – Neil Rajan has joined Locke Lord’s Dallas office as a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Rajan brings a broad range of capabilities in capital markets, Exchange Act compliance, corporate governance and M&A to Locke Lord’s prominent Corporate Practice Group.

    “The combination of Neil’s education, wealth of experience and professional background will strengthen our Dallas office and the Firm’s Corporate section,” said Vicky Gunning, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Dallas office. “His hire highlights our continued commitment to expanding the Dallas office with high-quality talent across key practice areas.”

    Rajan, who joins the Firm from Vinson & Elkins, focuses his practice in corporate finance and securities law, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate representation. He has substantive capital markets experience, representing public and private companies, investment banks and other financial institutions in numerous financings, such as equity and 144A debt offerings. Rajan has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, aviation, technology, health care and consumer goods.

    “Neil brings to Locke Lord solid knowledge of capital markets transactions, particularly related to bond offerings, and we know he will work closely with clients and attorneys across the Firm. His arrival further enhances our already strong Corporate presence in Dallas,” said Jack Jacobsen, Leader of Locke Lord’s Dallas Corporate section.

    Locke Lord’s nationally recognized Corporate Practice Group consists of lawyers with a deep breadth of market knowledge in capital markets, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate trust, corporate governance and franchising. The Firm’s lawyers regularly represent both publicly traded entities and private concerns, developing strategic solutions for corporate issues in nearly every industry. The team is consistently ranked and recognized by Mergermarket, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms, and Chambers USA. The Firm’s Corporate and Transactional Department is Co-Chaired out of the Dallas office.

    “I’m thrilled to join Locke Lord, which has such deep roots in, and a long-standing commitment to, Texas. Additionally, Locke Lord’s national presence provides me with an incredible opportunity to service emerging growth, middle-market and large public companies as well as financial institutions here at home and nationally,” said Rajan.

    Locke Lord’s commitment to Dallas remains consistently strong, having played an integral role in the city’s corporate and civic life for more than 125 years and with more than 250 lawyers and staff in the office. Its lawyers remain dedicated to providing the transactional, governance, trial and administrative legal services of the increasingly broad range of leading business interests that characterize Dallas.

    In addition, the Firm’s Dallas office has long been a participant in local business organizations and a supporter of numerous civic and charitable groups dedicated to community affairs, education, arts and culture throughout the state. The Firm donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to a wide variety of charities, and its lawyers and staff both offer their time to volunteer and serve on numerous boards of local organizations.

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