In recent days, law firm Proskauer announced the addition of two premier attorneys to its Finance Group and global Corporate Department. Andrew Bettwy will join as Partner and Glen K. Lim will join as Senior Counsel.
Bettwy and Lim represent banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, strategic investors and corporations in a broad variety of transactions, including secured and unsecured financings, acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, asset-based loans, corporate recapitalizations and other types of complex and traditional financings. The pair formerly practiced as part of Skadden’s banking practice. In joining Proskauer’s Finance Group, they join a growing practice that, since 2010, has also added Partners Ron D. Franklin, Gregory D. Ruback and Justin Breen.
Mr. Franklin, who is co-head of the firm’s Finance Group, was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “We’re very excited about the capabilities and experience Andy and Glen will provide to our clients.”
Ronald R. Papa, co-Chair of Proskauer’s Corporate Department and co-head of its Mergers & Acquisitions Group, was quoted as saying: “Andy and Glen will complement the work we’re doing in finance, high yield, private equity and M&A, and allow us to continue to serve our client base of sophisticated institutions in the full range of complex transactions.”
Mr. Bettwy received his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School and his B.A. from the University of Arizona. Mr. Lim received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Bettwy and Lim are also the most recent additions to Proskauer’s Corporate Department. In recent months, the department has expanded significantly on a global basis; Kate Simpson (Private Investment Funds), Peter McGowan (Private Investment Funds, Hedge Funds), Russell T. Carmedy and Michael Nouril (Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions), and Oliver Rochman (Private Investment Funds), and the announced addition of Nigel van Zyl (Private Investment Funds) in London; the addition of Seung Chong and Jeremy Leifer (Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions), Gene Buttrill (Capital Markets) and Jay C.S. Tai (Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions) in Hong Kong; the addition of Geoffrey T. Raicht in New York (Bankruptcy & Restructuring); the addition of Frank Zarb (Capital Markets, Finance) in Washington, DC; and the addition of Joseph J. Giunta (Mergers & Acquisitions) in Los Angeles.
Proskauer’s global Corporate Department consists of over 250 lawyers offering counsel to clients in matters regarding sophisticated financial transactions and daily business and regulatory matters. The firm’s Finance Group is part of said department, and possesses extensive experience in transactional, lending, restructuring and regulatory matters over a wide range of industries, and on behalf of a diverse group of clients including banks, hedge funds and mezzanine funds, to business development companies and sponsors.
Global law firm Proskauer Rose, founded in 1875, is one of the largest in the nation, with twelve offices and over 650 attorneys. The firm offers a wide range of services, and attorneys practice in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law. The range of clients served is diverse, and includes companies in the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries.