Chambers Europe Recognizes 63 Jones Day Lawyers And 47 Regional And Local Practices

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 01:00

The 2011 edition of Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business includes 63 Jones Day lawyers, six of whom scored top honors in the "Band 1" category, along with 47 regional and local Jones Day practices.

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Jones Day has announced that Gerald P. Farano has joined the Washington office as partner and Danielle M. Varnell as of counsel. Focusing on energy industry transactions, both were with Winston & Strawn LLP, where Mr. Farano headed the Washington office corporate group.

Mr. Farano has advised energy clients with respect to domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and development projects. His experience includes the sale and purchase of renewable, fossil fuel, and nuclear generation assets, including over 4000 MW of wind generation, 1000 MW of solar generation, 4000 MW of nuclear generation, and 2500 MW of fossil fuel generation assets having an aggregate value over $20 billion.

Ms. Varnell concentrates on corporate transactions in the energy industry, including domestic and international mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and development projects involving renewable, fossil fuel, and nuclear generation.

Eight lawyers from Jones Day's Intellectual Property Practice were recognized by World Trademark Review (WTR) for inclusion in the WTR 1000, the first and only stand-alone ranking publication to focus exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners.

The honored Jones Day lawyers include Emmanuel G. Baud (Paris), Peggy Cheung (Hong Kong), Mark A. Finkelstein (Irvine), John G. Froemming (Washington, D.C.), Marc F-X Groebl (Munich), Susan M. Kayser (Washington, D.C.), Chiang Ling Li (Hong Kong), and William C. Rooklidge (Irvine).

Bruce W. Raphael, an M&A lawyer focused on the financial services, insurance, and life sciences industries, has joined the Boston office as a partner. Mr. Raphael chaired the firmwide M&A and Banking Practice groups at his former firm, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP.

Mr. Raphael focuses his practice in corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, and represents public and private buyers and sellers. He works with clients involved in a variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, life sciences, telecommunications, gaming, manufacturing, and technology, often in cross-border transactions.