Proskauer Rose Expands New York Office

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 01:00

Proskauer Rose LLP announced that Joshua W. Thompson, a leading corporate lawyer and former General Counsel and Secretary of Jefferies Finance, has joined the firm as a partner in New York.

Mr. Thompson focuses on leveraged finance with a particular emphasis on acquisition finance and debt transactions for investment banks. As General Counsel at Jefferies Finance, he was instrumental in negotiating and managing all financings for the company and oversaw the creation of its legal department and compliance systems.

Prior to joining Jefferies, Mr. Thompson was at White & Case, where he represented major investment banks and leading private equity sponsors, hedge funds and corporations, with an emphasis on complex acquisition financings, asset-based financings, structured financings, recapitalizations, workouts, debt restructurings and liability management transactions.

Mr. Thompson is the latest partner to join Proskauer's New York office, which recently welcomed Jeffrey Neuburger, Robert Freeman and Kristen Mathews to its Technology, Media and Communications Practice Group.