Ropes & Gray Names 5 New Counsel
The global law firm Ropes & Gray announced that 5 lawyers at the firm have been promoted to the position of counsel. The new counsel represent a range of practices, including finance, life sciences, private equity, intellectual property litigation and rights management, tax & benefits, and the sports law and Israeli practice groups.
The new counsel are:
- Dan Adams, sports law and private equity (Boston), focuses his practice primarily on sports transactional matters. He negotiates sponsorship, licensing, joint venture, broadcast and media rights and sports venue leasing transactions, and represents private equity firms and strategic investors in the structuring and negotiation of leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, mergers, acquisitions and other investments. As a member of the sports law group, Dan also negotiates employment, endorsement, media and speaking arrangements for various collegiate and professional coaches, administrators and broadcasters.
- Allie Alperovich, tax & benefits (New York), advises clients on executive compensation, including equity-based, deferred compensation and other compensatory arrangements. Allie also advises clients with respect to qualified and nonqualified benefits plans, ERISA fiduciary matters and other benefits matters.
- Kelly Baxter, intellectual property litigation (Silicon Valley), has litigated patent cases in a variety of technological areas, including pharmaceuticals, semiconductor technology and manufacturing, electronics, and medical devices. She has handled all aspects of litigation, from discovery through trial and appeal.
- Kellie Combs, life sciences (Washington, D.C.), advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on diverse regulatory issues under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act. Her practice focuses on promotional compliance matters, life cycle management, regulation of clinical research, government investigations, and internal investigations and compliance audits. Kellie also advises clients on the use of social media for drug and device promotion.
- Patricia Lynch, finance (Boston), focuses on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a range of large cap and middle market financing transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, asset-based lending facilities and high-yield bond issuances. She also has experience advising clients on a wide variety of securitization transactions.