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Monday, November 14, 2011


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Seyfarth Shaw Firm Adds Partner in Los Angeles


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Seyfarth Shaw LLP on Thursday announced the addition of veteran attorney James Clough to its Corporate Department in Los Angeles.

Clough, who previously worked in the corporate and securities practice of Rutan & Tucker LLP in Costa Mesa and was a corporate partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, said that he was “thrilled to join Seyfarth Shaw.”

He said he felt that “the firm’s large California presence with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, its national platform and international reach and its top ranked practices in so many of the areas in which corporate clients need our help, will give me the resources to provide the highest quality service to our corporate clients.”

Raymond Kepner, Seyfarth’s Los Angeles managing partner, predicted that Clough will be “an excellent complement to the strong group of attorneys we have practicing in our downtown Los Angeles office.” since he “is a highly respected and client-focused partner who has handled complex corporate transactions for first-tier clients, both domestically and internationally.”

Esteban Ferrer, chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s Corporate Department, also suggested that Clough is “a perfect fit” for the firm, noting his “breadth of experience providing counsel to businesses in several prominent industries in California,” and “familiarity with the Southern and Northern California markets.”

Clough’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital and capital markets transactions, according to his firm biography. He also works in the areas of finance and restructurings, and he advises clients on corporate governance; California, New York and Delaware corporate and commercial law; and federal and state securities laws.

He graduated from Siena College in New York before attending the Albany Law School of Union University and earning a master of laws degree in corporate law from New York University.

The attorney was admitted to the California State Bar in 1981 and is also licensed to practice in New York.


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