Proskauer Names 14 Partners

Monday, January 1, 2007 - 01:00

Proskauer Rose LLP announced that it has promoted 14 attorneys to partner and three to senior counsel.

The new partners are: Corporate Department, Laurier W. Beaupre (Boston), Howard J. Beber (Boston), Sean J. Hill (Boston), David T. Jones (Boston), Rima Moawad (New York), Charles Parsons (New York) and Ori Solomon (New York); Labor and Employment Law Department, Lloyd B. Chinn (New York); Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, Evan L. Kahn (New York), Matthew S. Queler (New York) and Seth B. Schafler (New York); Personal Planning Department, Ivan Taback (New York); Real Estate Department, Christopher Pennington (New York), and Tax Department, Amanda H. Nussbaum (New York). New senior counsel, all in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, are Robert H. Horn (Los Angeles), Jenifer deWolf Paine (New York) and Jonathan E. Rich (Los Angeles).

Proskauer Rose LLP has completed a 20-million-share common stock offering with gross proceeds of $1.032 billion on behalf of Celgene Corporation, a global pharmaceutical company. The deal represents Proskauer's largest on behalf of Celgene. Proskauer has represented Celgene since its incorporation in 1986.

Proskauer Rose has represented Corporacion UBC Internacional, S.A. in its sale of Grupo Cuscatlan, a leading financial group in Central America, to Citigroup for $1.51 billion.

Proskauer Rose has announced that Claire Gutekunst, a partner in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department in New York, is the recipient of the prestigious Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Award from the YWCA of New York City. The annual award is presented for service to the YWCA and was awarded for Ms. Gutekunst's leadership of the YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders (AWL) Advisory Council.

The firm also announced that Andrea Rattner, a partner in the firm's New York-based Tax Department, was inducted into the AWL. Ms. Gutekunst was inducted into the AWL in 1997.

Proskauer Rose also has announced that Jay Waxenberg, partner and chair of the firm's Personal Planning Department, and David Pratt, a partner in the Personal Planning Department, have been named in Worth's annual 100 Top Attorneys list, which is featured in the magazine's December issue.