Fulbright Expands Corporate Practice with Addition of Two Partners
Two corporate lawyers recognized for representing private equity and venture capital funds, investment banks and Fortune 500 companies in a full range of transactional activity have joined Fulbright & Jaworski.
Michael Flynn and Thomas L'Helias join as partners in Fulbright's New York office. They were formerly at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.
"Mike and Tom bring sophisticated corporate experience, excellent client skills and a team approach that nicely complements our corporate practice strengths," said Steven B. Pfeiffer, the Chair of Fulbright's Executive Committee. "Our lawyers provide a broad array of corporate legal services to a diverse client base ranging from start-up ventures to large multinational companies."
Flynn mainly represents private equity funds, venture capital funds and growth stage companies. He regularly advises on public and private debt and equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, joint ventures, roll-ups, going private transactions and licensing arrangements in the information technology, life sciences, financial services and telecommunications industries. His work on behalf of venture capital funds nationwide is recognized by Chambers USA, where clients described Flynn as "outstanding in his industry knowledge"
L'Helias regularly represents large financial institutions and funds in complex principal transactions. He also regularly advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, going-private transactions, public and private offerings of debt and equity and general corporate and compliance matters.
Flynn and L'Helias also collaborate extensively on cross-border legal activity between the United States and Northern Europe, concentrating on development of relationships in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
"Mike's and Tom's sophisticated legal experience makes them a very desirable duo," said Paul Jacobs, the co-head of Fulbright's corporate practice. "Mike and Tom are energetic and enthusiastic about their work and our international platform. They will be a perfect fit given their collegial nature and shared belief that success is measured by the success of our clients and the longevity of their relationships with us."
For the seventh year in a row, Fulbright has been selected among the top 20 corporate law firms in the nation, according to Corporate Board Member Magazine's 2008 rankings.
Fulbright's corporate lawyers serve a broad range of industries, including energy, health care, financial services, biotechnology, information technology and transportation and business services. Whether a company needs help with traditional mergers and acquisitions work, a structured or project finance transaction, setting up a joint venture or handling a regulatory matter, securities litigation or enforcement investigation or proceeding, Fulbright's corporate lawyers stand ready to help.
"The team approach and international reach of Fulbright's corporate practice made it a great fit for us as we work to help our clients achieve their goals domestically and internationally," L'Helias said. "Mike and I are excited and pleased to be at a firm that shares our commitment to providing both top-notch legal service and new business opportunities to assist our clients."