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Joanne Soslow

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Joanne R. Soslow is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and co-leader of the firm's Securities Industry Practice. Focused on corporate and securities matters, Ms. Soslow is dedicated to working with public companies and emerging growth businesses primarily in the biotechnology, financial services, technology, medical device, and specialty pharmaceutical sectors. Ms. Soslow's transactional practice is focused on complex public and private equity and debt securities, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. In addition, she regularly advises clients in all aspects of their growth cycle, from business plan development and startup structuring to exit strategies, including IPOs and change in control transactions. Ms. Soslow also frequently functions as the primary outside counselor to many of her clients for a broad selection of legal needs, focusing specifically on advising clients with respect to securities matters, mergers and acquisitions transactions, corporate governance matters, board of director and fiduciary duty issues, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. For more information, view Ms. Soslow’s biography at


Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012‚Äď2014); Selected for ‚ÄúWomen of the Year‚ÄĚ recognition in 2008 by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly; Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007‚Äď2011); Appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania‚Äôs Corporation Bureau ; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association


Boston University School of Law, 1991, J.D.; University of Pennsylvania, 1987, B.A.; University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1987, B.S.E.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

The securities practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, best known for its issuer-side work, handles a significant volume of energy and financial services-related deals. In New York, Thomas Giblin is a popular choice for energy and utilities issuers and recently advised American Water Works, and its finance subsidiary American Water Capital, on $1.3bn worth of senior notes offerings. Giblin also assisted Florida Power & Light with its $1bn issuance of first mortgage bonds. In Washington DC, Sean Donahue has a strong record in corporate governance matters and recently advised Clorox on a $400m debt offering. The group also benefits from the senior experience of Joanne Soslow, who acts as deputy chair of the corporate practice, and Justin Chairman, both of whom are based in Philadelphia.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėvery solutions-focused team‚Äô is praised by global clients for its ‚Äėstrong local knowledge and ability to overcome unexpected problems as they arise‚Äô. The group, which is involved in a relatively even split of issuer and underwriter-side work, handled a steady stream of energy, financial services and TMT-related deals during 2018. Among its highlights, New York-based Christopher Jensen¬†advised¬†Newmark Group on its $325m IPO.¬†John Hood, also in New York, advised Entergy on a $1.1bn offering of common stock through a series of equity forward agreements. Other key contacts include New York-based Thomas Giblin, who brings to bear a strong record in energy matters, and Philadelphia-based Joanne Soslow.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has an excellent reputation for its prominence in biotech, medical devices and digital health, acting for a client base drawn from across Northern California, Boston and the Mid-Atlantic. Recent work highlights include acting for LiquidHub in its $500m acquisition by Capgemini, and advising Welltok on its $75m Series E-2 preferred stock financing. Michael Conza in Boston and Princeton-based Steven Cohen co-lead the practice, which includes Boston-based Julio Vega, who 'can anticipate issues before they arise and is outstanding at problem solving', and Joanne Soslow in Philadelphia. Senior counsel Tom Kellerman in Silicon Valley is noted for handling cross-border transactions for technology companies. In February 2018 William Perkins moved to Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.'s Boston office.

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