SILICON VALLEY (January 14, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Amar Murugan has joined the Corporate Department based in the Silicon Valley office. Mr. Murugan, who joins as a partner, focuses his practice on corporate finance, securities and mergers and acquisitions.
"We are pleased to have Amar join our practice," commented Tim Alvino, co-head of the Firm's international Corporate Department. "His experience is an excellent addition to both our corporate finance practice and our mergers & acquisitions practice."
Mr. Murugan represents both publicly and privately held companies in merger and acquisition transactions of various structures, public offerings and private financings. He also handles ongoing corporate and securities compliance issues.
"Amar is a highly-skilled lawyer and an energetic guy," said Mark Mihanovic, who heads McDermott's Silicon Valley Corporate Department. "Hiring Amar represents another positive step for us as we continue to grow our corporate team in Silicon Valley."
Mr. Murugan earned his J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law and his B.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.
The Firm's Corporate Department has been in operation since 1941. Poised to handle a variety of corporate concerns, we advise businesses around the world in diverse industries. McDermott's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group represents a wide spectrum of publicly and privately held businesses from Global 50 companies to venture backed start ups, as well as private equity funds and investment banks. As a globally integrated team, our lawyers manage complex transactions with components in multiple jurisdictions throughout the world. The Firm's highly skilled corporate lawyers act as strategic advisors to our clients and solve complex legal and business issues to assist clients in the execution of their capital raising and corporate development plans.