Firm Profile > Proskauer Rose LLP > Boston, United States

Proskauer Rose LLP
ONE INTERNATIONAL PLACE, 14TH FLOOR
BOSTON, MA 02110-2600
United States

Advertising and marketing: litigation Tier 1

Based in New York, Proskauer Rose LLP is well regarded for consumer disputes and class action cases, and also has a particularly strong reputation for false advertising claims. Brendan O’Rourke jointly leads the practice and and has wide-ranging expertise across unfair competition, false advertising and trademark law. Leading the team alongside O’Rourke is Lawrence Weinstein, an experienced litigator on Lanham Act cases and class actions, and Baldassare Vinti, a multi-disciplined expert with experience of advertising, trademark and trade secret law. Sector areas of interest for the team include food and beverage, consumer products, telecoms and healthcare. Jeffrey Warshafsky and Jennifer Yang are recommended associates in the practice group.

Practice head(s):

Lawrence Weinstein; Brendan O’Rourke; Baldassare Vinti

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Warshafsky; Jennifer Yang

Testimonials

‘The team worked well off of one another and complimented each others strengths and weaknesses. Areas they weren’t experts in they took the time to become experts in.’

‘Passionate about what they do and making sure of a fair process. Would be available on weekends and nights on timely matters and always made us feel like a priority. The team really humanized the whole process.’

Key clients

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Ralph Lauren Corporation

PVH Corp.

S.C. Johnson

InnovaCare Health, MMM Healthcare and Castellana Healthcare

Young Hollywood LLC

Live Nation

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 1

Predominantly based in Washington DC, Proskauer Rose LLP fields an extensive team of lawyers with experience across all manner of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Paul Hamburger has extensive expertise in IRS audits, 401(k) retirement plans, defined benefit plans and executive compensation agreements; he shares leadership of the practice with New York-based Robert Projansky, who has an excellent reputation for advising companies from the entertainment industry on the full range of employee benefits matters. Seth Safra acts as counsel to prominent corporations on health and welfare programs, and is equally adept at advising tax-exempt and governmental employers on 403(b) and 457 plans. New York-based Anthony Cacace acts as fund counsel to prominent multi-employer plan funds and fiduciaries. Senior counsel Justin Alex has experience in advising financial sponsors and employers on multi-employer pension plans.

Practice head(s):

Paul Hamburger; Robert Projansky

Other key lawyers:

Seth Safra; Anthony Cacace; Justin Alex

Testimonials

They are collaborative, knowledgeable and professional. They are totally responsive to clients’ concerns and oftentimes anticipate them‘.

Rob Projansky is very knowledgeable in this complex area of the law. He is articulate, diligent, personable and exceptional at anticipating concerns/problems and suggesting potential solutions for Board consideration. He is a consummate legal professional‘.

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense Tier 1

Proskauer Rose LLP has an excellent reputation for representing universities, professional sport leagues and law firms, among others, in complex employment matters. The team is involved in class and collective actions, trials and appellate cases, and is jointly led by Joseph Baumgarten and public sector expert Neil AbramsonElise Bloom has more than 30 years of experience in the employment field, while Los Angeles-based Anthony Oncidi and Kate Gold are well versed in the media and entertainment industries. Bettina Plevan has considerable knowledge of discrimination and harassment cases, Mark Batten is a key contact in Boston, and Nigel Telman is the name to note in Chicago. Keisha-Ann Gray is another practitioner with extensive trial experience. All mentioned individuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated; the office's impressive line-up also includes Evandro Gigante , Allan Bloom, Steven HurdAdam Lupion and Rachel Philion.

Practice head(s):

Neil Abramson; Joseph Baumgarten

Other key lawyers:

Elise Bloom; Mark Batten; Bettina Plevan; Anthony Oncidi; Allan Bloom; Nigel Telman; Lawrence Sandak; Kate Gold; Nicole Eichberger; Evandro Gigante; Adam Lupion; Keisha-Ann Gray; Rachel Philion; Guy Brenner; Lloyd Chinn; Steven Hurd; Kathleen McKenna; Joseph O’Keefe; Michelle Annese

Key clients

Major League Baseball (MLB); MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLBAM) and BAMTech LLC (BAMTech)

Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico (FOMB)

Rockefeller University

Montefiore Medical Center; Mount Sinai Health System, Inc.; Cedars-Sinai Health Systems/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

National Football League (NFL); NFL Productions LLC; NFL Productions Inc.

Viacom Inc./Activision

Emigrant Bank

National Hockey League

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (aka the GRAMMY Organization)

Vice Media

McDonald’s Corporation

Ipsos NA

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MaBSTOA)

Labor-management relations Tier 1

Proskauer Rose LLP has a highly regarded labor practice, which is regularly instructed by clients from the US professional sports leagues, education sector and media industry. The team is deeply experienced in advising unionized as well as union-free employers. Public sector expert Neil Abramson and Joseph Baumgarten, who is well versed in collective bargaining negotiations, jointly lead the practice. Mark Batten in Boston has knowledge of labor and union agreements, while Paul Salvatore is another experienced collective bargaining contact. Bernard Plum is a key name for clients in the performing arts, entertainment and sport industries, while Boston's Scott Faust is active in strategic corporate planning matters. Other key practitioners include Michael LebowichHoward Robbins, Los Angeles-based Mark TheodoreAdam Lupion and Steven Porzio, who was promoted to partner in November 2020. All individuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Neil Abramson; Joseph Baumgarten

Other key lawyers:

Bernard Plum; Paul Salvatore; Mark Batten; Scott Faust; Mark Theodore; Michael Lebowich; Howard Robbins; Adam Lupion; Steven Porzio; Joshua Fox

Key clients

Various Universities

Digital Media industry clients

Henkel Corporation

Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

Montefiore Medical Center

Altice USA

Major League Soccer

T-Mobile and T-Mobile T-Voice Litigation

National Hockey League

The Metropolitan Opera

Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 1

Proskauer Rose LLP is home to a large private funds team which provides comprehensive advice to both sponsors and investors across all asset classes. The firm is also able to leverage its global footprint in order to handle multinational fund deals, a recent example of which was Los Angeles-based Don Melamed‘s representation of RRG Capital Management in connection with the formation of its RRG Sustainable Water Impact Fund, which focuses on projects in the US, Chile, Mexico, and Australia, and closed with over $925m in commitments. Secondary transactions are a key part of the firm’s practice, and the firm has expanded its capabilities in this area with the hiring of Christopher Robinson, who joined the New York office from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in September 2020, and the promotions of Joseph Kasegian and Steven Severo in November 2020. Practice co-heads Howard Beber and David Tegeler are also active in the secondaries space. Fellow co-heads Robin Painter and Stephen Mears are both highly recommended for venture capital and growth equity fund formation matters, while New York based Monica Arora, who was promoted to practice co-head in August 2020, specializes in advising sponsors on buyout, private credit, distressed debt, infrastructure and energy funds. All partners are based in Boston unless otherwise specified.

Practice head(s):

Monica Arora; Howard Beber; Stephen Mears; Robin Painter; David Tegeler

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Robinson; Mike Suppappola; Chip Parsons

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Adams Street Partners

Ares Management

AllianceBernstein

Atlas Holdings

Battery Ventures

Bessemer Venture Partners

Commonfund

Deerfield Management

Evolution Credit Partners

Flagship Pioneering

General Catalyst Partners

Greenspring Associates

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Lexington Partners

New Enterprise Associates

PineBridge Investments

Spectrum Equity

Värde Partners

Sport Tier 1

Proskauer Rose LLP was one of the first firms to handle sports law as a distinct legal discipline. The team represented The Stars Group in its ground-breaking sports betting partnership with FOX Sports and assists all of America's major professional sports leagues. Not only does the firm advise on corporate and litigation matters such as M&A, finance, and tax, but a key aspect of the practice is its leading sports labor and employment service. The team's expertise includes assisting with collective bargaining and complex matters such as wage and hour litigation. Heading the practice are Joseph Leccese and Bradley Ruskin. Both lawyers have extensive experience in sports practice, with Leccese specializing in transactional work and Ruskin acting as head of litigation. Jon Oram is also recommended, acting as principal outside counsel to Los Angeles 2028, the organization that will host and operate the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. All named lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Leccese; Bradley Ruskin

Other key lawyers:

Jon Oram

Key clients

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Atlantic Coast Conference

ATP Tour, Inc.

BIG EAST Conference

Big 10 Conference

Blackstone

Bruin Sports Capital

Detroit Pistons

Drone Racing League

FC Barcelona

Goldman Sachs

IndyCar

Jacksonville Jaguars

JPMorgan

Los Angeles 2028

Madison Square Garden Co.

Major League Baseball

Major League Soccer

NASCAR

National Basketball Association

National Football League

National Hockey League

National Lacrosse League

New York Islanders

Pac-12 Conference

San Diego Padres

United States Golf Association

Washington Nationals

Women’s National Basketball Association

WTA Tour

Workplace and employment counseling Tier 1

The team at Proskauer Rose LLP regularly acts as trusted adviser to an impressive client portfolio comprised of financial services institutions, universities, professional sports leagues and law firms; the group handles compliance issues, training work, internal investigations and assists with government audits. The practice is led by Neil Abramson and Joseph Baumgarten, and includes Bettina Plevan, who is noted for her expertise in harassment and discrimination cases. Guy Brenner in Washington DC is well versed in trade secret and non compete matters, while Keisha-Ann Gray is a key contact for diversity, equity and inclusion issues. Boston's Mark Batten, Elise Bloom and Nigel Telman in Chicago as well as Los Angeles-based Kate Gold and Anthony Oncidi are further standout practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Neil Abramson; Joseph Baumgarten

Other key lawyers:

Elise Bloom; Bettina Plevan; Mark Batten; Guy Brenner; Kate Gold; Anthony Oncidi; Steven Hurd; Kathleen McKenna; Nigel Telman; Keisha-Ann Gray; Evandro Gigante; Allan Bloom

Key clients

Montefiore Medical Center

Major League Baseball (MLB); MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLBAM) and BAMTech LLC (BAMTech)

National Hockey League

National Football League (NFL); NFL Productions LLC; NFL Productions Inc.

McDonald’s Corporation

Ipsos NA

Thyssenkrupp NA

Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico (FOMB)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MaBSTOA)

Danaher Corporation

Copyright Tier 2

Leveraging an on-the-ground presence on both coasts, the copyright team at Proskauer Rose LLP provides comprehensive advice to multinational corporations on copyright litigation and counseling matters. The team has shown particular strengths in the sports and consumer products sectors, but it also has an impressive client roster in the media and entertainment space, including a number of prominent recording artists. Chair of the IP practice Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks divides time between Los Angeles and New York and leads on litigation and transactional matters in the music and entertainment industries. Alexander Kaplan is based in New York and is recommended for copyright litigation and counseling issues relating to the DMCA.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Kaplan

Testimonials

‘Sandy Crawshaw Sparks is the oracle of her field. She makes this practice group! Calming and brilliant. Great leader of her department.’

Key clients

U2, and Paul Hewson (aka “Bono”)

Live Nation Entertainment

BMG Rights Management

The Recording Academy

Hasbro, Inc.

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 2

Proskauer Rose LLP fields a deep bench of employee benefits and executive compensation experts, who enjoy a healthy workflow of corporate restructurings, high-value M&A transactions, joint ventures and IPOs. The team is also noted for advising CEOs and other senior executives on a broad range of executive compensation issues; contacts in this regard are Michael Album, Washington DC-based Joshua Miller and Colleen Hart in the Los Angeles office. Andrea Rattner has experience across the spectrum of equity-based and deferred compensation and benefit plan matters, and Ira Bogner handles ERISA fiduciary issues relating to private fund formations. Paul Hamburger is a highly respected senior partner in the team. Named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Paul Hamburger; Robert Projansky

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Rattner; Joshua Miller; Michael Album; Colleen Hart; Ira Bogner

ERISA litigation Tier 2

Proskauer Rose LLP’s ERISA litigation practice is a go-to name for a number of complex litigation proceedings, most notably for disputes involving billion-dollar Taft Hartley multiemployer funds. Recent representative matters saw co-head Myron Rumeld defending household-name entertainment, logistics and food and drink companies in breach of fiduciary duty and withdrawal liability claims. Stock drop litigation and disputes concerning underperforming 401(k) investments and prohibited transactions are also fields of focus: co-head Russell Hirschhorn is representing major companies in the financial services, insurance, technology and IT sectors in high-value proceedings, and also handles DOL investigations. The practice is based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Myron Rumeld; Russell Hirschhorn

Testimonials

‘Proskauer has depth in the ERISA litigation area – attorneys work well together and you get the benefit of shared experience.’

‘Myron Rumeld has been our primary litigation contact. We worry about our legal exposures in litigation and are very detail focused. Myron is remarkable and unmatched in making our problems his problems. He is just as concerned as we are and frequently steps ahead of us in his thinking/analysis- which for us is very unusual. Very dependable, bright and committed.’

‘Those on the ERISA team are quite knowledgeable and very astute at assessing situations and developing strategies.’

Key clients

Wells Fargo & Company

National Basketball Association

Neuberger Berman Group LLC

Transervice Logistics Inc. and Zenith Logistics, Inc.

American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund

Barnabas Health, Inc.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

The Renco Group

Robert D. Goldfarb

Intel Corporation

Princeton University

Employer Trustees of the Division 1181 Amalgamated Transit Union – NY Employees Pension Fund

Building Services 32BJ Pension Fund

RELX

American Benefits Council

General commercial disputes Tier 2

Proskauer Rose LLP is well versed in commercial litigation, with particular strength and depth in product liability disputes. The group is also strong in appellate litigation, and has built a strong track record in federal and state court appeals. Timothy Mungovan in Boston stands out for his ongoing work on behalf of the Financial Oversight Management Board of Puerto Rico in connection with the restructuring of Puerto Rico's finances. New York-based Margaret Dale has a wealth of experience in media and entertainment, financial services and consumer products litigation. Contacts in Los Angeles include Michael Firestein, who has a fantastic reputation in bankruptcy litigation, Bart Williams and Susan Gutierrez. Recently, the Los Angeles team has taken on a number of mandates for Monsanto and Bayer concerning their RoundUp product, which plaintiffs allege caused them to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Practice head(s):

Timothy Mungovan; Margaret Dale; Michael Firestein

Other key lawyers:

Bart Williams; Susan Gutierrez

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

Power Five athletic conference defendants (Pac 12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, and SEC)

Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico

Mattel/Fisher Price

Bayer/Monsanto

Amgen

Shamrock Capital Advisors

Live Nation

Ellen DeGeneres

NBCUniversal

Gilead Sciences

Bed Bath & Beyond

T-Mobile

Absorption Pharmaceuticals

Major League Soccer

Medley Capital

Immigration Tier 2

The highly rated New York-based immigration and nationality practice at Proskauer Rose LLP handles an assortment of corporate strategies and immigration compliance matters for clients in the financial services industry. Overseen by David Grunblatt and counsel Valarie McPherson, the group has an employment based offering and has expertise in the transfer of foreign nationals and international personnel for employers, and non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters for corporations. On the associate level, Erica Loomba has over a decade of experience in employment-based immigration matters as does Jennifer Wexler who represents domestic and international companies in the fashion and retail industry. The group also has experience advising on policy and has an active pro-bono practice.

Practice head(s):

David Grunblatt; Valarie McPherson

Other key lawyers:

Erica Loomba; Jennifer Wexler 

Testimonials

‘I always find that the lawyer handling my case is easy to get a hold of and very through in answering my questions. They are also quick to respond and provide me with praise when I get things right. I really think of them more of an extension of our firm and less of that third party we just turn to. They are simply nice. ’

‘I work with Jennifer Rizzo, Svetlana Vinogradova and Valarie McPherson. All three of them are fantastic. They are quick to update me, I know exactly who to go to for specific cases and questions, They work as a team to make it seamless for the company. They are knowledgeable and actually seem to care about us and our employees. They have been amazing to work with.’

 

Insurance: advice to policyholders Tier 2

Proskauer Rose LLP is well regarded for its handling of coverage issues across multiple lines of insurance, including general and professional liability, product recall, property damage, and business interruption. In New York, practice head John Failla regularly acts on behalf of the firm's prominent client list of private equity and hedge fund companies, such as Sycamore Partners in a coverage dispute related to its investments in portfolio company Nine West, where he was assisted by Nathan Lander. Marc Rosenthal co-heads the practice in Chicago and is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Coverage Counsel.  Seth Schafler is also recommended, with over 30 years of experience in insurance advisory and litigation work.

Practice head(s):

John Failla; Marc Rosenthal

Other key lawyers:

Seth Schafler; Nathan Lander

Testimonials

‘Very good understanding of insurance industry.’

‘Marc Rosenthal is an outstanding lawyer. He is very responsive and gives very practical, sound legal advice. He is extremely knowledgeable about the insurance industry.’

‘Broad range of coverage experience with expertise in virtually every area of insurance from policy negotiation to claims and litigation. Unique expertise in insurance issues facing private equity and hedge funds’

‘John Failla is one of the leading coverage lawyers in the country with respect to private equity and hedge funds. Extremely knowledgeable in this area.’

‘Great team with excellent litigation strength supported by top-flight technical expertise in a broad range of areas of insurance ranging from property/business interruption, D&O, life, cyber and third-party liability. Special expertise in insurance issue relating to hedge funds and private equity firms’

‘The attorneys that I have worked with at Proskauer make this firm unique. They are truly engaged with their clients and provide amazing advice. Their insurance coverage group is unmatched in the industry which makes them very unique in my opinion.’

‘John Failla and Nate Lander are absolutely amazing attorneys to work with. They are both responsive, knowledgeable and creative when it comes to coverage arguments and they are zealous advocates for their clients.’

 

Key clients

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (now known as Bausch Health)

Sycamore Partners Management L.P.

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

National Football League (NFL) Clubs

National Hockey League

D&O Matters

Henry Schein

Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico

Union Carbide Corporation

Kaanapali Land, LLC

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations) Tier 2

Proskauer Rose LLP's 'phenomenal' full-service not-for-profit practice is skilled in corporate tax issues, domestic and international tax planning matters, and transactions. Practice head Amanda Nussbaum in New York advises on structuring joint ventures and tax-free M&A work for exempt organisations, whilst David Miller handles day-to-day operational matters for public charities and private foundations. Employment lawyer Seth Safra  in Washington, DC is the contact for non-profits on deferred compensation, equity and other incentive arrangements. The group retains its strength in the sports and healthcare sectors, counting the Pac 12 and the Hospital for Special Surgery among its key clients. On the corporate side, Lauren Boglivi is singled out by clients for her transactional expertise.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Nussbaum

Other key lawyers:

Seth Safra; David Miller; Lauren Boglivi

Testimonials

They approach with human-centered designBilling is reasonable and creative for smaller nonprofits.’

Proskauer represented us in a $1B+ transaction and the team was phenomenal. Lauren Boglivi knows transactions and works with clients really well.’

David Lederkramer, Seth Fuir, Amanda Nussbaum and Ira Bogner; all of them fit the bill.’

Key clients

The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

The Eclipse Foundation

Greater New York Hospital Association

Hospital for Special Surgery

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Montefiore Medical Center

Mount Sinai Health System

Power Five athletic conference (Pac 12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, and SEC)

Rockefeller University

Public Internet Registry

Jewish Communal Fund

Real estate Tier 2

Proskauer Rose LLP commands a dominant position within Manhattan’s leasing market where New York-based Ronald Sernau represents landlords and tenants in their retail and commercial leases. In addition to co-chairing the core real estate department, Sernau also serves as co-head of the firm’s dedicated private equity real estate team, which handles investment transactions on a global basis. The practice group also works in close collaboration with the firm’s construction and finance lawyers to provide a one-stop-shop offering for major projects including mixed-use, residential, hotel, retail center, sport stadium and office schemes. Though it is active across a wide variety of asset classes, its expertise in hospitality, gaming and leisure-related property is of particular note, bolstered by the firm’s dedicated teams for each of these sectors. Perry Cacace, Jeffrey Horwitz, Steven Lichtenfeld and David Weinberger also operate from New York, jointly heading the practice together with Sernau and Chicago-based Michael Choate. Beyond partner level, associate Eliska Krausova represents a number of real estate investors including private equity, hedge and sovereign wealth funds.

Practice head(s):

Perry Cacace; Michael Choate; Jeffrey Horwitz; Steven Lichtenfeld; Ronald Sernau; David Weinberger

Other key lawyers:

Eliska Krausova

Testimonials

‘Very organized, helpful in bringing deep experience to the table and yet always willing to learn more and do what it takes to make both my as client satisfied and my client and their legal team satisfied.’

‘They work well with others and are consistently above and beyond helpful in getting our transactions to the goal line. They are excellent with support even after a transaction closes. Eliska Krausova had even agreed to come speak to one of my graduate school classes on a hot topic in real estate, and brought a very informed and savvy partner to speak to the class as well.’

‘David Weinberger is the partner that oversees the real estate practice for our bank in NYC and runs the practice well.’

‘The team we work with is as responsive, thoughtful and business-minded as lawyers can be. We rely on them with our most complicated matters, and they have  worked hard to become our go-to team, specifically on the transactions that require out-of-the-box thinking.’

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 2

Proskauer Rose LLP has experience handling IPOs, mergers and tender offers, equity and debt financings and joint ventures for REITs across most major property sectors; however, the team has been most active across office, retail, lodging, healthcare, single-family homes, data centers, industrial, and self-storage facilities. In this regard, the team has significant experience working with non-traded REITs. Practice co-head Michael Choate focuses on securities compliance and corporate governance from the firm's Chicago office, while joint practice head Steven Lichtenfeld in New York is noted for his expertise in public offerings and private debt and equity placement.

Practice head(s):

Michael Choate; Steven Lichtenfeld

Key clients

American Finance Trust

Fortress Credit Co LLC

Global Net Lease, Inc.

Healthcare Trust Inc.

Hospitality Investors Trust, Inc.

Inland Real Estate Income Trust

Leisure Acquisition Corporation

MG3 Developer Group LLC

Morgan Stanley

New York City REIT, Inc.

Pacific Oak Residential Trust II

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 2

Proskauer Rose LLP advises across the spectrum of trade secrets work, from day-to-day counseling on the hiring and firing of employees possessing confidential information, to drafting confidentiality, non-compete and equity-based compensation agreements. As well as representing clients in high-stakes litigation arising from claims of employee raiding and theft of trade secrets, the firm also assists with compensation arrangements, non-compete issues and other post-termination restrictions. The non-compete and trade secrets group is co-led by Michael Album, who has particular experience in compensation arrangements, and non-compete and post-termination restrictions; labor and employment specialist John Barry; Guy Brenner in Washington DC, who acts in single-plaintiff and class action cases, as well as arbitration proceedings; and Steven Kayman, whose expertise includes agreements containing restrictive covenants and litigation involving the movement of employees between competitors. All named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Michael Album; John Barry; Guy Brenner; Steven Kayman

Other key lawyers:

Scott Faust; Kate Gold; Joseph O’Keefe; Anthony Oncidi; Steven Pearlman

Testimonials

‘As you would expect, the team at Proskauer has superior command of the law in this area. What’s truly impressive, however, is how they use that knowledge to offer and fashion pragmatic legal solutions.’

‘John Barry is without question one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I’ve met in the area and, unlike many who reach that level of expertise, is also a genuinely good person.’

Key clients

Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Sailpoint Technology, Inc.

Ascential PLC

Stryker Corporation

Comtech Telecommunications

McKinsey & Company

GTY Technologies

dMY Technologies

US taxes: non-contentious Tier 2

The tax group at Proskauer Rose LLP is regularly involved in corporate and commercial tax mandates for various high-profile companies, alternative lenders and investment advisory firms. Led from the New York office by Ira Bogner, the team is particularly adept at handling the tax aspects of private equity transactions and debt issuances, regularly working on complex fund formations, credit facility negotiations and note offerings. David Miller   is a leading name in the market for high-value transactions, while Amanda Nussbaum is especially strong in investment fund structuring and tax matters affecting professional sports teams and organizations. Stuart Rosow is regularly sought out by the firm’s multinational clients for assistance with tax structuring and post-transactional matters. Martin Hamilton  is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ira Bogner

Other key lawyers:

David Miller; Stuart Rosow; Martin Hamilton; Amanda Nussbaum

Key clients

Arbour Lane Capital Management LLC

Ares Management Corporation

British Telecommunications plc

Adams Street Partner

AccorHotels

Gilinski Group

Grifols S.A.

Ardian

Henry Schein

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Alternative/hedge funds Tier 3

Proskauer Rose LLP is particularly recommended for fund restructuring mandates, with practice co-head Christopher Wells having recently advised Jeneq Management on the restructuring of its offshore and onshore long/short funds. Acting alongside Wells, the practice is jointly led by Robert Leonard, who is highly experienced in funds-of-one, seed deals, and placement agreements; and Michael Mavrides, who handles fund formation, seed and strategic arrangements, and portfolio management. The firm is also frequently involved in cross-border matters, with recent highlights including advice to Northleaf Capital Partners on the launch of a US private credit fund.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Wells; Robert Leonard; Michael Mavrides

Testimonials

‘Excellent common sense, able to balance legal and practical considerations.’

‘Rob Leonard is excellent, experienced, and able to summarize effectively.’

‘Amanda Nussbaum has extensive knowledge of tax issues.’

Key clients

Appaloosa Management

Ares Management

Deerfield Management

Luminus Management

Element Capital Management

Ellington Management Group

Goldman Sachs

Graham Capital Management

Knighthead Capital Management

Silvercrest Asset Management Group

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 3

Proskauer Rose LLP's data protection group is perhaps best known for advising leading sports interests such as the NBA and MLB, but also acts for key players in the telecoms, healthcare and media sectors. Jointly led by Ryan Blaney and Jeffrey Neuburger, the practice group recently advised the NFL on matters relating to Covid-19 testing of players, coaches and staff, a matter which featured a negotiated agreement with Bio Reference Laboratories. The group advises corporate clients on a range of regulatory compliance issues, including those pertaining to information sharing and online advertising, and also represents clients in the defense against class action suits.

Practice head(s):

Ryan Blaney; Jeffrey Neuburger

Key clients

National Football League

National Basketball Association

T-Mobile

Ascension

United Health Group

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Discovery Communications

Spectrum Equity Investors, LP

Environment: transactional Tier 3

Proskauer Rose LLP's environmental group handles a significant domestic and international workload, covering all aspects of environmental law in the context of M&A, finance, capital markets, bankruptcy and real estate transactions. Many of these deals take place in highly scrutinized industries (chemicals, pharmaceutical, life sciences and telecoms), and involve extensive environmental due diligence, multi-facility agreements and permit transfer issues. Gail Port is the head of the department; she has extensive experience handling environmental risks in complex corporate transactions and environmental compliance matters. Senior counsel Aliza Cinamon often advises US and global clients on risk allocation and climate change issues. Both attorneys are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Gail Port

Other key lawyers:

Aliza Cinamon

Key clients

Arkema

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

Coca-Cola

Decowraps

Grifols, S.A.

Not-for-Profit Environmental Clients

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and Various Subsidiaries

The Rector, Church-Wardens and Vestrymen of Trinity Church, in the city of New-York

The Statutory Unsecured Claimholders Committee of Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC

Underwriters’ Counsel for Casella Waste Systems Inc.

International tax Tier 3

Proskauer Rose LLP's international tax group is particularly active in the funds space, reflective of a what is a core strength of the wider firm. In this regard, Amanda Nussbaum in New York and Chicago-based Arnold May, Scott Jones and Stephen Severo advise on tax-forward strategy relating to highly sophisticated fund formation mandates, and also provide ongoing tax advice for transactions throughout a fund's life cycle. The team acts for a huge variety of sponsors, which sees it advising on buyout funds, venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, secondary funds and funds-of-funds. Also recommended in New York are David Miller and Martin Hamilton, who have expertise in cross-border M&A and financing transactions, including the tax treatment of financial products and derivatives.

Practice head(s):

Ira Bogner

Other key lawyers:

Amanda Nussbaum; Arnold May; Scott Jones; Stephen Severo; David Miller; Martin Hamilton

Testimonials

‘Very professional; practical approach; highly recommended.’

‘Martin Hamilton is fast, professional, has excellent knowledge and excellent practical approach.’

Key clients

Arkema Inc.

L Catterton

Grifols S.A.

AccorHotels

GNB Financial Group

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

British Telecommunications plc

Bessemer Venture Partners

Banco Santander

Media and entertainment: litigation Tier 3

Proskauer Rose LLP is a reputed name in the music industry, with a client roster consisting of household names including U2, Madonna, Sony Music and Live Nation. In this space, the team is adept at handling copyright infringement claims, royalties disputes, and other contractual issues. Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks works between New York and Los Angeles and has acted in high-stakes music copyright cases, most recently defending BMG in a case brought by former members of the group Yellowstone concerning the song "Lucid Dreams" by Juice Wrld. Employment is another cornerstone of the practice, with Anthony Oncidi recently representing Viacom in a dispute with Netflix concerning its alleged poaching of Viacom's employees. Renowned trademark and advertising litigator Brendan O’Rourke is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Oncidi; Brendan O’Rourke

Testimonials

‘The practice group is notable because of its Department Head. Sandy Crawshaw Sparks is a world class lawyer and always delivers. The group feeds off of her knowledge and passion. Her results are legendary.’

‘Simply put, for me… this firm IS SANDY CRAWSHAW SPARKS. She creates leverage and knows her adversaries. Second to none in her field.’

Key clients

U2, and Paul Hewson (p/k/a “Bono”)

UMG Recordings

Madonna

Live Nation Entertainment

Hasbro, Inc.

BMG Rights Management

Overtime Sports

Young Hollywood LLC

Viacom/Activision

The Recording Academy

Sony Music Entertainment

Ellen DeGeneres

NBCUniversal

Universal Pictures

Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds Tier 3

Proskauer Rose LLP is particularly well known for its work with business development companies, providing a full service across both the public and private BDC spaces, with a client list that includes Crescent Capital BDC, Apollo Investment Corporation, and Neuberger Berman BDC, among others. Nicole Runyan leads the firm's BDC group, and is highly experienced in transactional work, recently advising on the sale of Garrison Capital to Portman Ridge. Runyan also heads up the firm's closed-end and interval fund offerings. Stuart Coleman leads the broader registered funds practice, and acts for many of the firm's largest clients including The BNY Mellon Family of Funds, the Lazard Funds, and the iShare ETFs. David Stephens is another key figure within the team, advising on regulatory developments, along with the development and structuring of new products. All lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Stuart Coleman

Other key lawyers:

David Stephens; Nicole Runyan; Brad Green; Janna Manes

Testimonials

‘This practice in Proskauer is exceptionally strong with many very talented and experienced partners and associates. They provide great advice and guidance to funds and directors and I highly recommend them.’

‘The individuals I work with have a willingness to go the extra mile to address questions I might have and the advice they have provided is always accurate and complete. Stuart Coleman, David Stephens and Robert Plaze are superb.’

‘The team is deep and has been together for many years, and they are highly respected as leaders by their colleagues. The primary lawyers we have worked with during the period, and for many years prior, are David Stephens and Nicole Runyon.’

Key clients

The BNY Mellon Family of Funds

Neuberger Berman Funds

The Lazard Family of Funds

Central Park Group Funds

UBS A&Q and AM Funds

The Alger Family of Funds and ETFs

Legg Mason Partners Equity Funds and ETFs

BBR Partners/BBR ALO Fund

iShares ETFs

First Eagle Alternative Credit/Closed-End Funds

Crescent Capital BDC, Inc.

Baron Funds

Harding Loevner Funds

Grosvenor Registered Multi-Strategy Funds

Apollo Investment Corporation and Apollo Closed-End Funds

Needham Funds

Audax Capital BDC, Inc.

Outsourcing Tier 3

Proskauer Rose LLP advises media, financial services, and technology companies, among other sectors, on outsourcing service agreements and software licensing agreements. The practice is jointly led by Robert Freeman and Jeffrey Neuburger, both based in New York. Wai Choy, who was promoted to partner in November 2020, has expertise in representing clients from the technology and financial services industries in outsourcing matters.

Practice head(s):

Robert Freeman; Jeffrey Neuburger

Other key lawyers:

Wai Choy

Key clients

Blend Labs Inc.

Component Assembly

iHeartMedia

Kyber Data Science LLC

Mizuho Securities USA LLC

Onex Credit Partners

Rockefeller Capital Management

The Eclipse Foundation

VerticalScope

Women’s Tennis Association

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 3

Proskauer Rose LLP provides strategic governance and restructuring advice to debtors and their boards of directors, as well as to hedge funds, their managers and their boards. The team is also known for advising private and public investors on distressed investments and turnarounds. Key figures in the New York office include practice co-chair Martin Bienenstock; Vincent Indelicato, who has played a lead role in some of the firm's most significant recent corporate reorganization mandates; and David Hillman, who represents alternative lenders and distressed investors in special situations and restructurings both in and out of court. Practice co-chair Jeff Marwil is the key contact in Chicago. Maja Zerjal Fink left for Arnold & Porter in September 2020.

Practice head(s):

Martin Bienenstock; Jeff Marwil

Other key lawyers:

David Hillman; Vincent Indelicato

Testimonials

‘Thorough, attentive and take the time to explain in layman’s terms legal options and strategy. Very focused and extremely knowledgeable across the entire team. Very effective in and out of court. Formidable team that I would hate to go up against.’

‘Skilled negotiators. Patient advisors that take the time to work with their clients. Protective and trustworthy. Excellent in-court presence and skills.’

‘Brilliant tactics and very user-friendly approach with clients.’

‘David Hillman is extremely talented. He is methodical, cool, creative, and handles clients really well. He defuses tension and lays out a path to success. He pivots comfortably between deal-making and litigation.’

Key clients

Financial Oversight And Management Board For Puerto Rico

Itt Educational Services, Inc., Deborah Caruso, Trustee

Sycamore Partners, L.P.

Tru Taj Llc; Tru Taj Finance, Inc.

Murray Metallurgical Coal Holdings Llc And Subsidiaries

New Mountain Finance Corporation

Hermitage Offshore Services, Ltd.

Farmstead Capital Management

Monroe Capital

Kings Food Markets

Pgim Private Capital

Fortress Credit Co Llc

Planet Hollywood International, Inc.

Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

The securities litigation and regulation practice at Proskauer Rose LLP is known for its 'cross-border experience and a service-oriented approach to clients' needs'. Led by Ann Ashton in Washington DC, the group handles high-profile litigation and regulatory enforcement matters for corporate issuers and financial institutions. Also in DC, Ralph Ferrara is playing a prominent role in the firm's work for the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in matters arising from the territory's $74bn of bond debt and $55bn of underfunded public pension liabilities. Additionally, Ashton and Ferrara secured several victories for trucking company YRC Worldwide, including the dismissal of a securities class action alleging that the company failed to disclose a governmental investigation. Gregg Mashberg in New York is the key contact on the East Coast.

Practice head(s):

Ann Ashton

Other key lawyers:

Ralph Ferrara; Gregg Mashberg

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely experienced and thanks to their experience working within the SEC and other regulatory organizations, they understand what drives the regulators and how to properly address any inquiries from the regulators.’

‘The main advantage of Proskauer compared to other firms is that most firms are very good at telling you the risk of what one can’t do. However, Proskauer is willing to advise clients on how to properly get things done. In addition to that, I have found that the partners are always personally available, 24/7 if necessary, to provide advice.’

‘Hard Work. Service-oriented to clients’ needs. Cross-border experience. Qualified lawyers to deal with complex trials. Negotiation skills and performance in litigations.’

Key clients

Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Henry Schein

YRC Worldwide

Kempner Capital Management LP

Robin Chopra

Vulcan Capital

Several large hedge fund advisers (over $10B AUM)

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Trademarks: litigation Tier 3

Based in New York, the team at Proskauer Rose LLP has recently been involved in trademark cases in jury and non-jury trials for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Practice co-leader and trial lawyer Brendan O’Rourke focuses on representing clients in the entertainment industry in copyright, trademark, and trade dress cases; Baldassare Vinti stands out for her experience representing clients at the International Trade Commission; and Lawrence Weinstein is a name to note for Lanhamn Act cases and class action lawsuits for clients in the fashion, retail, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices sectors. In October 2020, Alexander Kaplan departed for Oppenheim + Zebrak Law.

Practice head(s):

Brendan O’Rourke; Lawrence Weinstein; Baldassare Vinti

Key clients

Young Hollywood LLC

Target Corporation

Novartis Pharma

Corsearch

Sandoz International

Lemonkind, LLC

Booking.com

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

The team at Proskauer Rose LLP is regularly involved in bet-the-company antitrust litigation. Particularly active in conspiracy and price-fixing cases, the department is most active in the agriculture and food sectors, and, more specifically, in matters involving agricultural co-operatives. Stationed in the firm’s Washington DC office, monopolization and competitor foreclosure expert Colin Kass and price-gouging specialist Christopher Ondeck jointly head the practice group. Financial services, healthcare and sport are additional sector strengths for the team.

Practice head(s):

Colin Kass; Christopher Ondeck

Other key lawyers:

Bart Williams; Bradley Ruskin

Key clients

Wayne Farms

Major League Soccer

National Football League

Medley Capital

Grifols S.A.

Butterball, LLC

Daybreak Foods

Farmers’ Rice Cooperative

Cross Country Health Care

Land O’Lakes

United Egg Producers

Power Five athletic conference defendants (Pac 12, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, and SEC)

WTA

Healthcare: life sciences Tier 4

Proskauer Rose LLP counsels mature pharmaceutical and biotech companies, early-stage medical technology developers, investors and research institutions on corporate and commercial activities, FDA regulations and patent litigation. It also demonstrates expertise in areas including immunology, oncology and neurology, and a strong background acting in cases concerning biosimilars and post-grant challenges. Siegmund Gutman in Los Angeles assists biologics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients in developing and executing market exclusivity, including patent office and FDA regulatory strategies. Gutman also has experience in biologic drug patent and Hatch-Waxman cases. In Boston, Steven Bauer and Fangli Chen focus on patent infringement and patent portfolio developments. Robert Cantone in New York leads on transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Siegmund Gutman; Fangli Chen

Other key lawyers:

Steve Bauer; Robert Cantone

Key clients

Amgen

Johnson & Johnson

Bayer/Monsanto

Absorption Pharmaceuticals

Gilead Sciences

Akebia

Shire/Takeda

Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals

Translate Bio

Various Life Sciences Companies (Fangli Chen)

Zion Pharma

BeiGene Ltd.

Healthcare: service providers Tier 4

Proskauer Rose LLP runs a multi-disciplinary healthcare group, which handles a variety of transactions in the sector, as well as labour and employee benefits matters, and regulatory and compliance work. The team has a particularly strong reputation for working with private equity investors. Of recent note, Ryan Blaney advised the NBA on compliance and contracts for the establishment of its Covid-19 bubble. He also advised the NFL on matters relating to its testing regime. Richard Zall left for King & Spalding LLP in 2021, and David Manko now chairs the firm's healthcare group.

Practice head(s):

David Manko

Other key lawyers:

Ryan Blaney; Edward Kornreich

Testimonials

‘We have used a range of Proskauer’s attorneys in the healthcare benefits, privacy and state-specific regulation areas. I have found the firm to have a diverse background of experienced attorneys who can assist with the multitude of issues large health system face.’

‘I have valued our relationship with Ryan Blaney. He makes himself available and has done a very good job managing a large, high profile matter for our system.’

Key clients

Accuity Delivery Systems

Ascension Health

Benitec Biopharma Inc.

CarePoint Health

Clinton Health Access Initiative

DermTech

Eleanor Health

Eye Center for Northern Colorado

Greater New York Health Association

Grifols

Hospital for Special Surgery

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Partners

National Basketball Association

National Football League

New Mountain Capital

ProCare LTC

RIP Medical Debt

Town Hall Ventures

United Health Group, Inc.

Media and entertainment: transactional Tier 4

Based in New York, Proskauer Rose LLP excels in M&A, joint ventures, private equity and commercial agreements, with standout expertise in handling content distribution deals. TMT practice co-head Robert Freeman is a key name for these arrangements; he recently advised AMC on its content distribution agreement with AT&T. Jointly leading the TMT group is Jeffrey Neuburger, who is an expert in telecoms, cybersecurity and privacy issues. Lauren Boglivi is the key contact for M&A and private equity deals, and recently assisted Discovery with its acquisition of Golf Channel Latin America. The team also has significant expertise in copyright law, an area where Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Lauren Boglivi; Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks; Robert Freeman; Jeffrey Neuburger

Testimonials

‘Understanding and experience in the business of professional sports.’

‘Proactive approach, never a problem too big or too small, always available to provide support in any manner needed.’

Key clients

Altice USA

AMC

Bain Capital

Cox Communications

Digicel

Discovery

DISH Network

Fan Controlled Football League

ForgeLight LLC

fuboTV

Hulu

iHeartMedia

Los Angeles 2028 Organizing Committee (LA 2028)

Minute Media

Major League Soccer

National Basketball Association

National Football League

Spectrum (Charter Communications)

Tegna

The Ivy League

United States Golf Association

Private equity buyouts Tier 4

Proskauer Rose LLP handles a wide range of transactions, advising private equity and growth capital funds on buyouts, investments, and sales, as well as portfolio company M&A, restructurings, and equity financing. The practice is particularly noted for its capabilities in early-stage and growth investments, from seed rounds to later large-scale investments, working in close collaboration with the firm's private credit and investment funds teams. It also has a strong record in working with key relationship funds on biotech, life sciences, and healthcare deals. The team is led from New York by Daniel Ganitsky and Lauren Boglivi. In Boston, Steven Peck advises standout clients such as Seacoast Capital and Firmanent Group on a diverse range of transactions across the US, Canada, and Europe, and also advises on corporate governance and securities issues.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Ganitsky; Lauren Boglivi

Other key lawyers:

Steve Peck

Key clients

The Firmament Group

Five Points Capital

SEDCO Capital

Seacoast Capital

New Mountain Finance Corporation

Pacific Lake Partners

Piney Lake Capital Management

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Technology transactions Tier 4

Proskauer Rose LLP has a dedicated team with good expertise in outsourcing, IP and data licensing agreements, as well as cloud infrastructure, blockchain and SaaS. It also provides broad support on technology and life sciences related M&A and capital markets. The firm is also well known for its strong sports practice, which, in this space, sees the team advising on all related betting and gaming data agreements. Jointly leading the team are New York partners Jeffrey Neuburger, who has an extremely strong technology background, and Robert Freeman, a member of the sports law group in addition to co-leading the TMT group. Recently promoted partner Wai Choy also has a broad range of technology-sector expertise.

Practice head(s):

Robert Freeman; Jeffrey Neuburger

Other key lawyers:

Wai Choy

Key clients

Blend Labs Inc.

Component Assembly

iHeartMedia

Kyber Data Science LLC

Mizuho Securities USA LLC

Onex Credit Partners

Rockefeller Capital Management

The Eclipse Foundation

VerticalScope

Women’s Tennis Association

Telecoms and broadcast: transactions Tier 4

Based in New York, Proskauer Rose LLP is experienced in handling transactions involving both traditional and digital broadcasting platforms, with particular strengths in the sports broadcasting space. Robert Freeman is a key contact in this regard, and is noted for his experience of media rights, content distribution deals and M&A. He works alongside M&A expert Lauren Boglivi, who recently advised Discovery on its acquisition of Golf Channel Latin America. Also recommended is TMT specialist Jeffrey Neuburger, who recently assisted iHeartMedia with its acquisition of podcasting network Voxnest.

Practice head(s):

Robert Freeman; Lauren Boglivi; Jeffrey Neuburger

Key clients

Altice USA

AMC

Bain Capital

Cox Communications

Digicel

Discovery

DISH Network

Fan Controlled Football League

ForgeLight LLC

fuboTV

Hulu

iHeartMedia

Los Angeles 2028 Organizing Committee (LA 2028)

Minute Media

Major League Soccer

National Basketball Association

National Football League

Spectrum (Charter Communications)

Tegna

The Ivy League

United States Golf Association

M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 5

Proskauer Rose LLP stands out for its range of sector strengths, with particular expertise in growth industries including healthcare, life sciences, media, hospitality, and technology; it also has an established reputation in distressed M&A. Lauren Boglivi and Daniel Ganitsky now co-lead the global M&A team, working on transformative deals in key industries, and handling both public and private company M&A. Boglivi is noted for her work in the media and entertainment sectors, particularly gaming, working with established industry players and growth companies; while Ganitsky is heavily involved in standard M&A and private equity transactions. Michael Ellis specializes in strategic public M&A, acting for a variety of listed companies including long-standing client Bed Bath & Beyond.

Practice head(s):

Lauren Boglivi; Daniel Ganitsky

Key clients

British Telecommunications plc

Discovery, Inc.

ForgeLight LLC

Grifols, S.A.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Leisure Acquisition Corporation

Houlihan Lokey, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc

Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

Celgene Corporation

Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

The appellate group at Proskauer Rose LLP is primarily split between New York and Boston, with each team being led, respectively, by practice co-heads Mark Harris and John Roberts. The team prides itself on its high-profile work in all levels of the federal appellate court system as well as in state courts. In a significant ongoing highlight, the practice is acting as lead outside counsel to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in multiple sets of appellate proceedings arising out of the country’s debt restructuring; standout recent court appearances include arguments at the First Circuit and in the US Supreme Court. Multiple team members combine appellate credentials with substantive law expertise in areas such as sports, financial services, IP, and ERISA, among others.

Practice head(s):

Mark Harris; John Roberts

Other key lawyers:

Myron Rumeld

Key clients

Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico

Wells Fargo

Johnson & Johnson

Charles Schwab

Town Car International

Miami Marlins

Amgen

National Football League

National Basketball League

Merchant Funding Services

Aerospace Corporation

British Telecomm

United States Chamber of Commerce / American Benefits Council / ERISA Industry Committee

Booking.com

Scholars of Forensic Science

Commercial lending

Proskauer Rose LLP is the go-to firm for middle market transactions involving direct lenders, and is lauded throughout the market for its expertise in this space. Having recognized the importance of this rapidly developing market before many of its competitors, the group maintains close relationships with a number of large alternative lenders, including Ares and KKR. Firm chairman Steven Ellis works with a variety of funds, and co-leads the private credit practice alongside Stephen Boyko, who is the relationship partner for a number of key lender clients. Both split their time between the New York and Boston offices, while leveraged finance experts Justin Breen and Ron Franklin operate exclusively from New York.

Practice head(s):

Steven Ellis; Stephen Boyko; Justin Breen; Ron Franklin

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

KKR

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs

Owl Rock

Apollo

Ares

NXT

Churchill

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Based in New York, Proskauer Rose LLP’s white-collar defense and investigations practice has deep trial experience and is well equipped to handle international criminal and regulatory investigations. Areas of focus for the group include securities, tax, and antitrust issues, as well as FCPA matters, money laundering, and bribery. The team includes several former prosecutors and government officials, and counts large global financial institutions and senior executives among its key clients. Group co-head Robert Cleary handles SEC investigations, enforcement matters, civil litigation and extradition proceedings; he jointly heads the team alongside Dietrich Snell, who focuses on criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by federal and state agencies.

Practice head(s):

Robert Cleary; Dietrich Snell

Other key lawyers:

Mark Harris; Joshua Newville; Seetha Ramachandran; Hadassa Waxman; Lindsey Collins

Testimonials

‘Deep and specific knowledge’.

‘A wide network of experts’.

‘Committed to embracing clients best interests’.

Proskauer has 725+ lawyers serving clients from 12 offices located in the leading financial and business centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organizations, companies and corporations choose us to be their representatives in their most critical situations. The firm works with alternative capital providers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies, entertainment industry legends, many of the world’s most successful asset managers and other industry-redefining companies.

Main Areas of Practice: Clients turn to Proskauer for a broad range of services within its corporate, labor and employment, litigation, health care, real estate, tax and private client services departments, as well as a number of industry-specific practices.

Corporate: The firm’s corporate lawyers advise clients across a range of sophisticated transactions and in daily business and regulatory matters. Core practices include private investment funds; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; business solutions, governance, restructuring and bankruptcy; capital markets; finance; private credit; hedge funds; broker-dealer and investment management regulation; and environmental.

Labor and Employment: Proskauer has long been one of the world’s preeminent firms for labor and employment law. Its lawyers have played key roles in groundbreaking matters and legislation. Core practices include California employment law; class and collective actions; disability, accommodations and leave management; employee benefits and executive compensation; employment litigation and arbitration; ERISA litigation; french and EU labor and employment law; government contractor compliance and relations; hiring and background checks; immigration and nationality; international labor and employment; labor-management relations; non-compete and trade secrets; policies, handbooks and training; public sector; strategic corporate planning; terminations, reductions in Force & WARN Act; wage and hour and whistleblowing and retaliation.

Litigation: The firm’s litigators have built a track record of success both inside and outside the courtroom. Core practices include trials; securities litigation; sports litigation; white-collar defense and investigations; false advertising and trademark; insurance recovery and counseling; international arbitration;patent law; financial services litigation; real estate litigation; antitrust; appellate; copyright; and private equity and hedge fund litigation.

Health Care: Proskauer takes a multidisciplinary approach to health care law, built on the foundation of its formidable experience and capabilities in the industry. The core team expands as needed to incorporate the firm’s top practitioners in a number of legal disciplines: corporate/transactional; labor; litigation; tax; real estate; bankruptcy; regulatory; intellectual property; investigations; and technology.

Real Estate: Proskauer represents clients in transactions relating to all areas of the real estate business. In addition to traditional real estate work, the firm has practices in private equity real estate; real estate capital markets; real estate litigation; and real estate finance.

Tax: Within its broad tax capabilities, the firm focuses on the tax aspects of investment funds, transactions and tax-exempt organizations, as well as those of employee benefits and executive compensation.

Private Client Services: The firm’s private client services team — one of the largest of its kind — handles estate planning; estate and trust administration; charitable gift planning; fiduciary litigation; and serves as outside counsel to financial institutions and pension plan.

Industry Focus: Proskauer is widely recognized for its industry concentrations in sports; asset management; technology, media and telecommunications; lodging and gaming; entertainment; and life sciences.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chairman Steven M Ellis sellis@proskauer.com (617) 526-9660
Corporate Stephen Boyko
Corporate Charles Parsons
Entertainment Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks
Labor and Employment Neil Abramson
Labor and Employment Joseph Baumgarten
Life Sciences Daryn Grossman
Litigation Timothy Mungovan
Private Client Services David Pratt
Real Estate Perry Cacace
Real Estate Ronald Sernau
Sports Joseph Leccese
Sports Bradley Ruskin
Tax Ira Bogner
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Robert Freeman
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Jeffrey Neuburger
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