Winston & Strawn LLP has announced the further expansion of its Geneva office with the addition of Carl L. Liederman as a partner, a prominent corporate lawyer who has for many years led a broad-ranging cross-border practice from London and Paris. Liederman joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe where he was the head of the firm's European mergers and acquisitions corporate practice.
"Carl is a great complement to our international arbitration and litigation practice here in Geneva," said Marc Palay, managing partner of Winston & Strawn's Geneva office. "In addition to being an arbitration center, Geneva has emerged as the global headquarters for an ever-growing number of multinational corporations, and Carl's broad expertise and leadership abilities are a good fit for our clients and our firm."
Liederman focuses his practice on international transactional work with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, outsourcing and technology, and capital markets. He has significant experience in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities representing issuers and underwriters, leveraged buyouts, and private equity transactions. He has worked on transactions in most European jurisdictions.
"Carl will be a key part of Winston's growing international corporate team," said Governor James R. Thompson, chairman of Winston & Strawn. "We anticipate a continued emphasis on growth in Europe." Winston has aggressively expanded its international corporate practice in recent months, including Paris with the addition of five lawyers from FIDAL. The Geneva office has also added two lawyers within the last two months.
Liederman, who is fluent in French and conversant in Italian, Spanish and Greek, will also work closely with the firm's London and Paris offices, where he maintains many clients from his work in both jurisdictions.
Liederman represents clients in the media, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, life sciences, high tech, retail, manufacturing and other industries. He has been named as an industry leader in Chambers and Partners UK Directory and Legal 500, both of which are UK-based legal research and publishing organizations.
Active in charitable organizations, Liederman is a director of Right To Play UK and a member of Team USA for Right To Play International, a global humanitarian organization using sport and play to encourage the healthy physical, social and emotional growth of the world's most disadvantaged children. Liederman served as the head of international pro bono activities at Orrick.
Liederman earned his juris doctor at Yale Law School where he was co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of International Law. He was the John M. Olin fellow in law, economics and public policy. Lieberman received his bachelor's degree from Pomona College, summa cum laude, and was valedictorian and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to entering law school, he was a researcher at the D.C.-based Brookings Institution, where he assisted Charles Schultze in writing Barriers to European Growth (Brookings, 1987) and also assisted renowned economist Alice Rivlin with several books and articles.
Winston & Strawn LLP is a national commercial law firm with nearly 900 attorneys in nine offices including Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Geneva and Moscow. More information is available on the firm's website at: www.winston.com.
Published August 1, 2006.