Norton Rose Fulbright today expanded its corporate, M&A and securities team with the addition of two highly regarded partners: S. Ward Atterbury in New York and Mark S. Greenfield in Los Angeles.
Atterbury joins from Katten Muchin Rosenman, where he served as co-head of its mergers and acquisitions group. His practice focuses on M&A transactions and related financings, and he has extensive experience representing sellers and buyers in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings.
Greenfield, who practiced at Blank Rome, concentrates on corporate transactions and corporate advice and counselling. He represents private equity sponsors, corporate acquirers and sell-side entrepreneurs in sophisticated mergers, acquisitions and divestiture activity as well as debt and equity capital raises. Greenfield regularly represents public companies, independent directors and audit committees and also serves as outside general counsel to multiple clients.
Daryl Lansdale, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:
“Ward and Mark are tremendous additions to our corporate, M&A and securities team, bolstering our corporate presence from coast to coast. Their comprehensive knowledge of transaction structures across several key industries will benefit US and global clients.”
Gene Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Business Practice, commented:
“Mark and Ward have extensive experience advising boards of directors and special committees in the sales of several public companies. They will further expand our service offerings in the transactions space.”
Atterbury, who also advises clients regarding investing in mezzanine debt and related equity investments, said:
“Norton Rose Fulbright is a tremendous law firm, and their continued focus on growing in New York made this an incredibly appealing destination. The firm’s global platform and high standard of service offer unparalleled opportunities to its lawyers and clients alike.”
Greenfield, who also represents venture capital sponsors, underwriters, placement agents and financial institutions, said:
“This is an exciting opportunity to expand Norton Rose Fulbright’s west coast presence, and the firm provides a strong platform, both nationally and internationally for me to better serve my client base. Norton Rose Fulbright’s focus on energy and life sciences companies complements my experience very nicely.”
Atterbury received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and his BS, summa cum laude, from Yale University. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.
Greenfield received his JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and his BA, magna cum laude, from University of California, Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice in California.