Cleary Gottlieb Names 24 New Partners, Counsel, and Senior Attorneys

October 25, 2021

New Partners, Counsel, and Senior Attorneys 2022

Cleary Gottlieb has named 11 partners, nine counsel, and four senior attorneys, effective January 1, 2022.

The promotions will bring the firm’s total worldwide partners to 171, counsel to 56, and senior attorneys to 42.

“I’m proud to introduce our new class of global senior lawyers,” said Cleary Managing Partner Michael Gerstenzang. “We help our clients achieve their goals and navigate their most complex challenges by assembling world-class, multidisciplinary teams with market-leading experience that take a creative, collaborative approach to every matter. These accomplished individuals embody the strength and richness of Cleary’s culture and practices across geographies, and reflect our commitment to providing our clients with the highest caliber of service wherever they are in world.”

The new partners, counsel, and senior attorneys are resident in the firm’s Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Cologne, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome, and Washington, D.C. offices. Their practice areas include antitrust, bankruptcy, capital markets, corporate, debt finance, e-discovery, financial institutions and regulation, foreign investment and national security, intellectual property, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Our new senior lawyers are:

  • Charles Allen (Partner, New York/M&A) Charles’ practice focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and corporate governance matters. His recent work includes matters for Allied Universal, Alphabet, ESL Investments, General Mills, Voya Financial, and Warburg Pincus.
  • Lynn Ammar (Partner, Abu Dhabi/Corporate) Lynn’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions. She regularly advises a number of leading Middle East sovereign wealth funds and public sector entities on multibillion-dollar investments across a wide range of sectors and geographies. Her notable representations include matters for Republic of Iraq, Kuwait’s Public Institution for Social Security, Republic of Lebanon, Mubadala Investment Company, OCI, the UAE Central Bank, the UAE Ministry of Finance, and a major UAE sovereign wealth fund.
  • Nina Bell (Senior Attorney, New York/Capital Markets) Nina’s practice focuses on SEC reporting work and disclosure, corporate governance, and capital markets transactions. Her recent work includes advising  Alcoa, Consolidated Edison, HCA, and Howmet Aerospace.
  • Brendan Cohen (Senior Attorney, New York/Intellectual Property, Privacy) Brendan’s practice focuses on intellectual property, technology, and privacy, primarily in connection with cross-border M&A matters, licensing, and other complex corporate transactions. He has advised clients such as 3M, General Mills, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Honeywell, International Flavors and Fragrances, Merck, OpenText, and Warburg Pincus.
  • Flora Faby (Senior Attorney, Paris/M&A) Flora’s practice focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions . She has represented a wide range of clients, including Accor, Bpifrance, Cerberus Capital Management, and Emerging Capital Partners. In addition, Flora leads the knowledge management efforts for the M&A practice in Paris.
  • Patrick Fuller (Counsel, Washington, D.C./FIG) Patrick’s practice focuses on a broad range of international, federal, and state bank regulatory, transactional, and enforcement matters. He has advised major financial institutions, including BBVA, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Natixis, and Santander, and major private equity firms and asset managers, including Blackstone, iCapital, and TPG.
  • Kara Hailey (Counsel, New York/Bankruptcy) Kara’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, and domestic and cross-border financial transactions. She has advised on notable matters for Automotores Gildemeister, Brookfield, ESL Investments, Goldman Sachs, Grupo Inbursa, and LATAM Airlines.
  • Brandon Hammer (Counsel, New York/FIG) Brandon’s practice focuses on a broad range of creditors’ rights, financial regulatory, bankruptcy, and market infrastructure issues. He advises U.S. and international financial institutions, clearinghouses and other financial market utilities, sovereigns, and end-users.
  • Paul Imperatore (Partner, New York/M&A) Paul’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on private equity transactions. He has represented a wide range of clients, including América Móvil, International Seaways, OpenText, TPG Capital, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Warburg Pincus.
  • Chase Kaniecki (Partner, Washington, D.C./Foreign Investment and National Security) Chase’s practice focuses on international trade and national security matters, including CFIUS and global foreign direct investment reviews, economic sanctions, export controls, customs, and trade remedies. He has advised a number of clients, including, J.F. Lehman, KKR, LORD Corporation, a Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharm, and Western Digital.
  • Anna Kogan (Counsel, New York/Debt Finance) Anna’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions. She has a particular emphasis on the representation of private equity firms in connection with debt financings for their private equity, credit, real estate, and other investment funds. She has considerable experience in fund-level, management company, and holding company financings, and has recently advised Owl Rock, Silver Point, Sixth Street Partners, TPG, and Viking Global.
  • Gareth Kristensen (Partner, London/Intellectual Property, Data Protection) Gareth’s practice focuses on intellectual property, technology, data protection, and commercial contracts matters, particularly in the life sciences, financial services, and technology sectors. His notable representations include matters for BNP Paribas, Brookfield, Cerberus, Euronext, Google, GSK, Hillhouse Capital, Lavazza, LivaNova, Schibsted, TPG, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Warburg Pincus, and Wockhardt.
  • Christian J. Mahoney (Counsel, Washington, D.C./e-Discovery) CJ’s practice focuses on e-discovery, artificial intelligence/machine learning, data analytics, and information governance. He advises clients on project and workflow management and on data retention, preservation, collection, review, and production processes for a wide range of matters, including antitrust, securities enforcement, and litigation.
  • Delphine Michot (Partner, Paris/Litigation) Delphine’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border litigation and dispute resolution, as well as white-collar criminal matters. She has led high-profile matters for Google, HSBC, LVMH, The Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company, Société Générale, and Veolia Environnement.
  • Saif Shah Mohammed (Counsel, Washington, D.C./Corporate) Saif primarily advises sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices on complex transactions in and by alternative asset management firms, including liquidity solutions, GP stakes sales, and seed capital investments, and related strategic initiatives, including succession planning, firm governance, and internal economic arrangements.
  • Henry Mostyn (Partner, London/Competition) Henry’s practice focuses on EU and UK competition law, including merger control, anticompetitive agreements, and abuse of dominance. His notable representations include matters for Google and Walgreens Boots Alliance.
  • Andris Rimsa (Counsel, Brussels/Competition) Andris’ practice focuses on EU competition law, advising clients on a wide range of issues including restrictive practices, merger control proceedings, abuse of dominance, and litigation before EU courts. He has advised a significant number of clients, including American Express, Google, Hanon Systems, IBM, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Lundbeck, NVIDIA, OCI, Ontex, Tronox, and the Union Cycliste Internationale.
  • Julian Sanner (Partner, Cologne/Competition) Julian’s practice focuses on EU and German competition law including merger control, cartels, and abuse of dominance cases. He has a particular focus on cartel damages litigation and advises a broad range of clients, including Adevinta, Broadcom, Dassault Systèmes, Goodyear, Henkel, Masco, OCI, Otis, Sony, and Valeo.
  • Alice Setari (Senior Attorney, Milan/Antitrust) Alice’s practice focuses on EU and Italian competition law. In particular, she advises clients in merger control procedures and in investigations concerning restrictive agreements and abuse of dominant position. Her recent work includes matters for clients such as Auditel, Haier/Candy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Italcementi, PETRONAS, and Philips.
  • Clayton Simmons (Partner, New York/Capital Markets) Clayton’s practice focuses on the structuring, documentation, and regulatory analysis of over-the-counter derivatives, securities-backed credit facilities, including sponsor and affiliate margin loans, and other structured financial products for major financial institutions and corporations, private funds, and other derivative end-users.
  • David Singer (Partner, Milan/M&A) David’s practice focuses on corporate and financial matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and capital market transactions. He has recently advised A2A, Allianz Capital, DIF, EDF, Eni, LivaNova, Satispay, Silk Road Fund, Donatella Versace, Warburg Pincus, and Worldline.
  • Ferdisha Snagg (Counsel, London/Financial Services Regulation) Ferdisha’s practice focuses on financial services law and regulation, including financial markets regulation, financial collateral and financial market infrastructure regulation, and banking regulation. Her notable representations include work for Barclays, BNP Paribas, Euronext, Hewlett-Packard Financial Services Company, HSBC Holdings, My Money Group, Tempur Sealy International, and Warburg Pincus.
  • Marijke Spooren (Partner, Brussels/M&A) Marijke’s practice focuses on corporate law, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate governance matters, and capital markets transactions. She has advised a broad array of clients, including Bekaert, Blackrock, bpost, Carlyle, D’Ieteren, OCI, Ontex, and Silver Point Capital.
  • Christophe Wauters (Counsel, Brussels/Debt Finance) Christophe’s practice focuses primarily on financing, debt restructuring, and bank regulation. His recent representations include work for ArcelorMittal, Axereal, Belron, Republic of Benin, BNP Paribas Fortis, Republic of Chad, CMA CGM, Euronext, Goodyear, Republic of Ivory Coast, PETROSEN, and Republic of Senegal.