NEW YORK– June 6, 2016 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently made two strategic hires in its New York Corporate & Securities Practice with the addition of shareholders Audry X. Casusol and Richard C. Kim. Before joining the firm, Casusol and Kim practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, respectively.
“We’re delighted Audry and Richard have joined the firm during this strategic time of growth in our New York Corporate Practice,” said New York Shareholder Alan Annex, deputy chair of the Global Corporate & Securities Practice. “We pride ourselves on the ability to forecast client needs and to then proactively recruit talented attorneys who strengthen and add depth to our New York and global practice. Audry’s executive compensation and benefits experience is a huge asset to our clients and Richard’s borrower-side leveraged finance and private equity experience further strengthens our existing capabilities.”
Casusol focuses her practice on executive compensation and employee benefit matters, primarily in the context of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, restructurings, spin-offs, and other significant corporate transactions. Casusol represents a wide range of U.S. and international clients, including public and private companies and private equity clients. She also routinely advises boards of directors, compensation committees, management, and executives on the design and legal analysis of compensation arrangements (including equity and non-equity incentive programs, non-qualified deferred compensation plans and retention, change in control, severance, and employment agreements); administrative and regulatory compliance with tax, employment, and securities laws; and corporate governance and disclosure obligations in respect to employee benefits, executive compensation, and related matters. Casusol received her J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from North Carolina State University.
“Clients rely on law firms who can build teams to quickly and efficiently address their legal needs,” said Casusol. “Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary platform does just that and I am excited to offer clients this unified and comprehensive service.”
Kim represents private equity sponsors, public and private borrowers, lead arrangers, and lenders in connection with syndicated and bilateral loan financings, including senior secured financings, first lien and second lien financings, unsecured financings, investment grade financings, acquisition financings, and bridge financings. Kim received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.S., with honors, from Cornell University.
“It was important for me to join a firm with the depth of expertise that Greenberg Traurig provides and I look forward to working with the many talented corporate attorneys in the New York office and across the firm,” said Kim.
The Global Corporate & Securities Practice has achieved unprecedented growth during the last year. Shareholders who joined the practice since January 2015 in New York include, Nanette Aguirre, Meredith J. Beuchaw, Todd E. Bowen, Iskender H. Catto, Joseph Cosentino, Christopher R. Machera, Frank Martire, Stephen M. Pepper, Ivan J. Presant, Allan D. Reiss, Marc M. Rossell, Adam S. Tope, and Dmitriy A. Tartakovskiy. Also joining the practice outside of New York were, in Amsterdam, Thédoor Melchers; in Berlin, Dr. Henrik Armah, Claudia Hard, Dr. Josef Hofschroer, and Dr. Peter Schorling; in Chicago, John P. Boelter, Raymond F. Bogenrief, and Stacey T. Kern; in Dallas, Christina A. Tate; in Denver, Thomas B. Romer; in Fort Lauderdale, Flora R. Perez; in Houston, Derek J. Anchondo; in London, Dorothee Fischer-Appelt and Joel Wheeler; in Mexico City, Miguel Flores Bernés, Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés, José Raz Guzmán, and Miguel Moisés; in New Jersey, James A. Dempsey and Seth E. Zuckerman; in Tokyo, Koji Ishikawa and Koichiro Ohashi; and in Washington, D.C., Trevor J. Chaplick and Christopher P. McHugh.
Casusol and Kim join Greenberg Traurig in New York on the heels of several high profile hires including former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in Cybersecurity and Marc L. Mukasey in White Collar Litigation, as well as Louis M. Solomon and former Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals Susan Phillips Read in the Global Litigation Practice.
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