BOSTON (February 22, 2006) — Den White, partner-in-charge of McDermott Will & Emery's Boston corporate practice, has been named to the Association for Corporate Growth's (ACG) global board of directors. ACG is the premier professional organization focused on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. White is one of six chapter representative directors.
"I'm pleased to announce that Den has joined ACG's board of directors," said Daniel A. Varroney, ACG President and CEO. "Den has been an active director of ACG Boston for many years, where he was formerly president. He brings to the board keen insights, broad corporate legal experience, and wise counsel. We welcome his continued leadership within ACG."
At McDermott, Mr. White focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private placements, public offerings of equity, and senior debt financings and other corporate matters. He represents emerging and mature companies, lenders and venture capital firms and private equity investors in the United States and internationally.
"I'm pleased to continue my long association with ACG by representing the northeast chapters on the ACG board," said Mr. White. "In this exciting time of strong M&A activity, it is great to be part of this dynamic organization, which is filling a genuine need of the deal community for corporate growth information and networking worldwide."
ACG's Boston Chapter is one of 51 local chapters around the world that form the international ACG organization. ACG Boston is the single largest of the chapters, with more than 800 members. Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG. Founded in 1954, ACG (www.acg.org) stands at almost 10,000 members representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 50 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit www.acgboston.org.
Mr. White is a member of the American and Boston Bar Associations, as well as the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard University, and his B.A. summa cum laude from Holy Cross College.
McDermott's Corporate Department lawyers represent a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from Global 50 companies to venture backed start-ups as well as the financial institutions that support them. The Firm's mergers and acquisitions practice is a globally integrated team of corporate lawyers providing high-end M&A services to a broad range of clients around the world. McDermott's lawyers represent clients in both friendly and contested public company acquisitions, proxy contests, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures and joint ventures.
McDermott Will & Emery's Boston office opened in 1981 and has 85 lawyers practicing in the areas of corporate and securities, employee benefits, energy services, environmental law, health law, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, litigation/dispute resolution, real estate, telecommunications and tax.