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Latham & Watkins LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK
NY 10020
United States

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Michèle Penzer is the Managing Partner of the New York office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Finance Department and the Banking and Project Finance Practices. She has built a successful finance practice, navigating clients through some of the most volatile market conditions over the past two decades.  As Managing Partner of the New York office, Ms. Penzer focuses on strategic planning, client relations, recruitment and integration, and diversity. Ms. Penzer is charged with overseeing the firm’s commitment to the New York legal and business community and the firm's sophisticated client base. Ms. Penzer has held multiple leadership roles, including as a former global Co-chair of the Banking Practice, former member of the firm's Executive Committee and former Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee and Associates Committee.

Position

Finance Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/michele-penzer

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

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Michèle PenzerLatham & Watkins LLP

From its position at the upper end of the lender and borrower markets, Latham & Watkins LLP uses its ‘knowledgeable and super responsive attorneys’ to assist the biggest banks, private equity sponsors, direct lenders and corporate borrowers on syndicated loans, multi-tiered capital structures, and complex bank and bond covenant packages. In New York, Daniel Seale , who has developed strong relationships with premier banks such as Bank of America, JP Morgan and Credit Suisse, leads the global banking practice. Michèle Penzer is also based in New York, as is up-and-coming partner Alfred Xue, a specialist in cross-border transactions and acquisition financings. The private equity group is run from Washington, DC by Manu Gayatrinath , who advised The Carlyle Group on a ESG-linked credit facility valued at $4.1bn, demonstrating the group’s ability to assist with innovative and novel financial structures. There are also experienced names in other locations, with Greg Robins and Brandon R. Anderson  operating from Los Angles and Chicago respectively.