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Paul Hastings Accelerates Securities and Capital Markets Growth with Addition of Respected Partner in Washington, D.C.

January 05, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that 

, a respected securities and capital markets lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner, based in Washington, D.C. He joins from Latham. Mr. Bortner’s arrival adds further momentum to the outstanding performance and growth of the firm’s global Securities and Capital Markets practice.

“Clients turn to us to guide their large and complex finance matters, including critical financing activity in the global capital markets,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “With Brandon’s addition, we continue to deepen our leading global Securities and Capital Markets practice, especially given his extensive company-side capital markets experience, including expertise in structured private investments in public equity (PIPEs), and proven track record in advising public companies on reporting and governance matters.”

“Paul Hastings’ impressive performance and trajectory – both in this unprecedented time and over the past decade and more – was very attractive to me,” said Mr. Bortner. “I am excited to collaborate with my new colleagues across the global Securities and Capital Markets practice and here in Washington, D.C. to expand my practice and contribute to Paul Hastings’ continued growth in 2021 and beyond.”

Mr. Bortner focuses his practice on capital markets transactions, public and private financings, and public company representation, including with respect to SEC reporting obligations and corporate governance matters. On capital markets matters, he regularly advises issuers, investors, sponsors, and investment banks in public and private equity-based financings, as well as debt and hybrid corporate finance transactions, including convertible securities, restructurings, and other financing transactions. Mr. Bortner also has extensive experience with alternative financings, including PIPEs, tax-advantaged IPO structures, at-the-market programs, convertible and non-convertible preferred stock, and investment grade and high-yield debt securities.

The global 

 practice at Paul Hastings has advised on several landmark transactions in recent years, including US$5.5 billion of high-yield notes issued in connection with Altice USA, Inc.’s combination of Suddenlink and Optimum; ; representing Barclays, BBVA and other banks in ; representing Jefferies, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America in  to finance the acquisition of the Simplura Group; representing Goldman and Morgan Stanley in Accolade’s US$220 million IPO; representing Citigroup and other banks in ; and  – the first listing under Chapter 18A of the listing rules in Hong Kong.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.



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