Proskauer Rose Solidifies Asian Presence And Growth In Key Practices

Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 01:00

Proskauer Rose LLP announced the continuation of its Asian expansion with the firm's move into office space in the heart of Hong Kong's central business district.

The firm had announced its move into China in September with the addition of partners Ying Li, one of Asia's preeminent corporate lawyers, who formerly led Heller Ehrman's China Business Practice, and Joseph Cha, who led Heller's Beijing office and its Asian Private Equity and Fund Formation Practice. In addition, Yuval Tal, a New York-based corporate partner who is also a member of Proskauer's Lodging and Gaming Practice Group moved to Hong Kong to open the new office. Together, this group has led the firm's Asian expansion through its corporate and transactional practices.

The address for the new office is: 36/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, Suites 3605-3607, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.

Joseph Leccese and Steven Bauer, partners at Proskauer Rose, have been elected to three-year terms on the Executive Committee (EC), the firm's leadership body. They will join current EC members Allen Fagin, chairman of the firm, Bruce Fader, Michael Feldman, Betsy Plevan and Stephen Ratner, and replace outgoing members Bruce Lieb and Albert Gortz.

Mr. Leccese is co-head of the firm's Sports Law Practice Group. Mr. Bauer is one of the leaders of the firm's Patent Litigation Practice Group.