Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice with the addition of Matthew Barnett as a partner in Los Angeles.
""In light of the current disruptions in global markets, the need for highly experienced senior public company M&A expertise continues to burgeon and, now more than ever, clients need lawyers who are experienced in complex transactions to navigate market volatility,"" said John Reiss, White & Case’s Global Head of M&A. ""Matt’s experience working on complex public company M&A transactions will be appealing to our clients, who demand excellence from their advisors, and these qualities will allow Matt to integrate seamlessly into our highly ranked practice while further deepening our bench of market-leading M&A lawyers.""
Barnett advises domestic and multinational companies and private equity firms on a wide variety of M&A transactions, as well as securities matters. He has substantial experience advising on major and highly complex public and private acquisitions, divestitures, equity investments and joint ventures, with particular expertise in the life sciences, technology and telecommunications sectors. He joins White & Case from Sullivan & Cromwell.
""We're thrilled to welcome Matt to White & Case,"" said Chang-Do Gong, White & Case's Regional Section Head of Americas M&A. ""Matt brings exceptional M&A expertise that will help us meet high client demand for our services, while further boosting our M&A capabilities on the West Coast. His skillset and collaborative nature make him an outstanding addition to our team.""
For the sixth straight year, White & Case’s Global M&A Practice is currently ranked by Mergermarket as being in the top-ten law firms by value and volume for 2021. For global M&A, the Firm is ranked number two by deal value and number four by deal volume, for advising on 620 announced deals valued in excess of US$716 billion in 2021.
The arrival of Barnett follows the recent relocation of tax partner Andrew Kreisberg to the Firm’s Los Angeles office from New York, and the recent promotions of Los Angeles–based lawyers Christoffer Adler, Aaron Colodny, Julian Lamm, Amara Mullins, Daniel Nussen and Nicole Rodger to partner. The promotions were effective January 1, 2022.