Proskauer Expands Capital Markets Group

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 01:00

Justin Breen has joined Proskauer as a Partner in New York, expanding the firm's Capital Markets Group and further strengthening its high-yield and overall corporate finance capabilities.

Mr. Breen focuses his practice on public and private capital markets transactions and leveraged bank financings with a particular focus on high-yield debt offerings and syndicated loan transactions. He has represented underwriters, initial purchasers, agents, lenders, and dealer managers, including Bank of America, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and Wells Fargo.

Mr. Breen represents funds in senior and mezzanine debt transactions, as well as equity financings, and has represented corporations and private equity firms in acquisitions and dispositions of private and public companies, debt and equity financings, and other investments.

Once again, Proskauer Partner Bob Batterman has been named to Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal's list of the "50 Most Influential People in Sports Business," an annual roundup of the industry's top power brokers. The list was published in the December 13 issue of the magazine.

Sports Business Journal calls Mr. Batterman one of "the masters" of labor negotiation for his role as outside labor counsel to the National Football League in the ongoing negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL players' union. He is joined on the list by such leading sports executives as Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League, and Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer.

A member of Proskauer's nationally recognized Sports Law Group, Mr. Batterman also represents the NHL and MLS. In recent months, he has also been named to the Sports Illustrated "NFL Power 40+: Spheres of Influence" list and as one of the "Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon magazines.