Proskauer Rose Opens Offices In Hong Kong And Beijing

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 00:00

Following Proskauer Rose LLP's recent expansion into London, São Paulo and Chicago and the significant growth of the firm's private equity capabilities in Paris, this is a further step in the firm's continuing expansion into the world's most important financial markets and business centers.

Ying Li, who previously led Heller Ehrman's China Business Practice, and Joseph Cha, who led its Beijing office and its Asian Private Equity and Fund Formation Practice, have joined Proskauer as partners. Yuval Tal, a New York corporate partner, will become resident partner in the Hong Kong office. All three will lead the firm's entry into the region and help serve our clients as they build their businesses in Asia.

Eighty-six lawyers from Proskauer Rose LLP have been named in New York Super Lawyers 2008, a peer-ranked guide to the top legal practitioners in the New York metropolitan area.

This year's New York Super Lawyers highlighted 86 Proskauer lawyers as leaders in a total of 23 practice categories. In addition, partners Bettina Plevan and Kathleen McKenna were included in the "Top 100," which listed the 100 lawyers who received the most votes, and joined senior counsel Gail Port on the "Top 50 Female" list.

Proskauer's New York-area Super Lawyers are - Banking: Jack P. Jackson; Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights: Sheldon I. Hirshon and Scott K. Rutsky; Business/Corporate: Arnold J. Levine; Business Litigation: Edwin M. Baum, Margaret A. Dale, Bruce E. Fader, Claire P. Gutekunst, Claude Millman, Steven E. Obus, Kevin J. Perra, David A. Picon, Ronald S. Rau, L. Robert Batterman, Joseph Baumgarten, Elise Bloom, Allen I. Fagin, Jerold D. Jacobson, Kathleen M. McKenna, Katharine H. Parker, Bernard M. Plum, Gregory I. Rasin, Howard Z. Robbins, Paul Salvatore, M. David Zurndorfer;

Employment Litigation: Defense: Lloyd B. Chinn and Bettina B. Plevan; Entertainment & Sports: Robert E. Freeman, Howard L. Ganz, Wayne D. Katz, Joseph M. Leccese, Charles B. Ortner, Bradley I. Ruskin; Environmental: Robert J. Kafin and Gail S. Port;

Estate Planning & Probate: Henry J. Leibowitz, Lawrence J. Rothenberg, Philip M. Susswein, Ivan Taback, Jay D. Waxenberg; Health Care: Edward S. Kornreich and Richard J. Zall; Information Technology/Outsourcing: Jeffrey D. Neuburger; Insurance Coverage: John H. Gross and Seth B. Schafler; Intellectual Property: Charles S. Sims;

Intellectual Property Litigation: William M. Hart, Steven M. Kayman, Brendan J. O'Rourke and Lawrence I. Weinstein; International: Peter J.W. Sherwin;

Mergers & Acquisitions: James P. Gerkis, Jeffrey A. Horwitz, Steven L. Kirshenbaum, Bruce L. Lieb and Ronald R. Papa; Professional Liability: Defense: Steven C. Krane;

Real Estate: Andrea Ascher, Perry A. Cacace, Peter M. Fass, Kenneth S. Hilton, Steven L. Lichtenfeld, Ronald D. Sernau, David J. Weinberger; Securities & Corporate Finance: Julie M. Allen, Stuart Bressman, Charles E. Dropkin, Arnold S. Jacobs, Carlos E. Martinez, Kathy H. Rocklen; Securities Litigation: Harry Frischer, Sarah S. Gold, Gregg M. Mashberg, Stephen L. Ratner, Howard Wilson; Tax: Stuart Rosow and Solomon L. Warhaftig.