Winston & Strawn LLP recently announced that well-known corporate attorney Steven V. Napolitano, along with fellow partners Richard E. Ginsberg and Margaret E. Lomenzo, joined the firm as partners. Napolitano will serve as co-chair of Winston & Strawn's private equity practice.
Mr. Napolitano focuses his national practice on representing private equity funds and corporations in connection with mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and "going private" transactions, as well as public and private, equity, mezzanine and senior debt financings. He has particular experience with private equity transactions in the heavily regulated for-profit health care industry.
Since 2003, he has been named in both Chambers Global: World's Leading Lawyersand Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers as one of the leading private equity and corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyers in the United States.
Mr. Ginsberg concentrates his practice in private equity transactions, with a particular emphasis on private investment fund formation. He has extensive experience representing private equity and real estate sponsors in raising capital from public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations and high net-worth individuals. Mr. Ginsberg also regularly represents institutional investors and family offices in connection with their investments in private investment funds.
Ms. Lomenzo focuses her corporate practice on private equity and fund formation. She has significant experience representing both fund sponsors in the formation and management of private equity funds and real estate funds and institutional investors in the evaluation and negotiation of their investments in such funds.
Raul R. Herrera, a partner in the corporate department of Winston & Strawn LLP, has been named 2004 International Lawyer of the Year by the Inter-American Bar Association. The annual award was conferred on April 29 during a lunchtime ceremony.
Mr. Herrera focuses his practice on infrastructure, private equity, project and structured finance transactions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the head of the Latin American practice group for Winston & Strawn and leads a team comprised of multi-disciplinary and multilingual attorneys.
Prior to joining the Washington, DC office of Winston & Strawn, Mr. Herrera was general counsel for Inter-American Investment Corporation, a multilateral investment institution affiliated with the Inter-American Development Bank that promotes the economic development of Latin America and the Caribbean.