Corporate Partner Andy Felner Joins Sheppard Mullin New York

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 15:32

Andrew M. Felner has joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate practice group. Felner joins from FDX Capital LLC/FDX Offshore LLC, where he was co-founder and managing partner of the financial advisory firm and affiliated merchant bank, and where he will remain as a board member. In addition to private practice, he spent 10 years at Citigroup Inc., where he was deputy general counsel, overseeing all proprietary M&A activity and several other key legal practice groups for the global bank, including securities issuance and SEC reporting. 

Felner was the senior-most corporate and transactional lawyer at Citigroup, chief counsel to the CFO and the bank’s M&A, Finance, Operations and Communications functions, and managed more than 75 lawyers and staff. He was one of a small group of top Citi lawyers on the legal management committee, reporting directly to the company’s general counsel. At Citi, Felner led the legal team on more than $100 billion of proprietary M&A transactions, divestitures, investments and joint ventures, in more than 25 countries. He also helped lead all of Citi’s recapitalization efforts during the financial crisis, including all legal aspects of the sovereign wealth investments and TARP. 

Most recently, Felner ran an innovative transactional advisory business principally focused on direct investment transactions involving high-net-worth family offices in partnership with Family Office Exchange (FOX), the leading peer-to-peer network for ultra-wealthy families. Among other transactions, he advised on a $100 million joint venture between a specialty finance firm and an ultra-high-net-worth family office, as well as a $120 million public company carve-out by a private equity investor backed by several family offices.