DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Lindsay H. Ferguson and T. Allen McConnell have joined the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group as partners in the firm’s Dallas office. Both partners join from Hunton Andrews Kurth.
“Our Dallas office continues to grow and Lindsay and Allen are outstanding additions to our Texas team,” said Jon Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. “Their transactional practices both complement and strengthen our existing capabilities, and their skill sets add immediate value to our clients.”
Ariel Yehezkel, leader of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice, added, “Our transactional practices, particularly private equity and M&A, have experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Lindsay and Allen’s diverse and extensive experience in guiding private equity funds and private and public companies through all stages of their investment cycle and growth make them tremendous assets to our corporate and securities practice firmwide, and our growing corporate and private equity team in Dallas in particular. We’re thrilled they’ve joined us.”
Ferguson’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including private equity-sponsored buy-outs, public and private securities offerings, securities regulations compliance and corporate governance. She has experience representing private equity funds in acquisitions and dispositions, and helping public and private companies with securities issuances, governance and compliance. Ferguson earned her J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she was Articles Editor of Texas Tech Law Review. She also received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University.
McConnell concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities regulation for public and private companies. He has significant experience representing private equity funds and sponsors and other buyers and sellers of businesses, counseling public companies in connection with SEC compliance and disclosure matters, assisting issuers and underwriters in initial public and secondary offerings, and advising companies and their representatives in other capital raising techniques. McConnell’s diverse background includes nearly 20 years in private practice with well-respected law firms in Dallas and almost 10 years as the chief legal officer for a Nasdaq-traded financial services company. McConnell earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he was Comment Editor for the Texas Tech Law Review. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University.
About Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate and Securities Practice
As one of the firm’s core strengths, Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate and Securities practice group helps clients throughout the United States and abroad maximize business opportunities. With more than 200 Corporate attorneys firmwide, we represent private equity funds and companies (from startups and emerging businesses to public and private domestic and international corporations) in all types of transactional and corporate matters. Our attorneys are deeply embedded in the communities where they practice and the industries on which they are focused. Our bench strength, regulatory depth, industry insight and global platform allow our clients to expand into new markets and develop new business strategies, while protecting their businesses along the way. Our work in private equity and capital markets has been recognized by Chambers, Legal 500 and The Deal. In addition, Sheppard Mullin is one of the few firms that has established a dedicated Due Diligence Team that focuses solely on providing expedited and cost-effective diligence-related support on M&A transactions.
About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard Mullin is a full-service Global 100 firm with more than 900 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm’s clients include almost half of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit www.sheppardmullin.com.