Arnold & Porter Adds Dealing Talent to Corporate Finance Bench in Chicago and London
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has recruited two new partners to its business and finance practice – a healthcare finance specialist and a debt finance expert – as the firm prepares for a leap into transactional business in a number of key sectors.
In Chicago, Christopher Anderson joins Am Law 100 from Jones Day, where for the past four years he was a partner in the firm’s healthcare and life sciences businesses.
Derek Stoldt, co-president of Arnold & Porter’s business and finance practice, said healthcare businesses, particularly in the area of physicians, are a “booming domain” for the company.
“We to have a really pleasant practice representing big doctor groupsan/a this at summer a fat region for private capital,” Stoldt said, adding that he expects to see private equity continue to increase its interest in the sector.
Anderson works on transactional and regulatory issues in healthcare, representing private equity funds, venture capitalists, strategic investors, lenders, as well as institutional and professional healthcare providers, telehealth/health technology companies and life sciences companies. It helps them plan, structure and execute transactions and other strategic business arrangements.
“Chris is a case of one plus one equals three in his ability to handle both the transactional and regulatory aspects of a deal,” Stoldt said.
In London, Marc Isaacs joined Arnold & Porter from McGuireWoods, where he built an international cross-border finance practice in Europe and emerging markets.
Isaacs works on bilateral and syndicated lending transactions and focuses on sectors such as infrastructure finance, real estate finance, sports finance, as well as general secured lending.
Stoldt said cross-border transactions are a big part of the firm’s business and a “huge” percentage of Arnold & Porter’s client base is international.
“Having someone like Mark in London who is really comfortable working across borders and in multiple languages is a key asset for us,” he said.
Anderson and Isaacs are just the latest to join the growing practice. In August, the firm announced that it had brought in Chris Willott, a leading New York-based lending and project finance lawyer from London-based Magic Circle Clifford Chance. In February, Alex Gendzier arrives in New York from Jones Day.
In a statement, Anderson said “as the healthcare and medtech industries are constantly changing,” he looks forward to working with Arnold & Porter’s “exceptional” corporate and finance team, as well as attorneys. of the firm’s regulations, to provide “excellent strategic and transactional service to clients on cutting-edge healthcare transactions.
Issacs said in a statement that he looks forward to “strengthening the firm’s debt financing and cross-border international financial transaction offerings to strengthen the breadth of its transactional, regulatory and litigation practices.”
Jones Day and McGuireWoods did not return requests for comment ahead of publication.