BOSTON, MA—Brown Rudnick is pleased to announce that 11 lawyers have been elected to the Firm’s partnership, effective Feb. 1.
The newly promoted partners are Tristan Axelrod, Josh Dunn and Jonathan Nye in Boston; Gerard Cicero, Jonathan Fitzsimons and Jessica Meyers in New York; Jessica Lee, Sage Revell and Eleni Zodiates in London; Andrew Crawford in Washington, D.C.; and Jimmy Morrissey in Hartford and New York.
Tristan Axelrod, Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring (Boston)
Tristan concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and related litigation. His experience extends to a wide variety of consumer and commercial sectors, including cryptocurrency, mass torts, freight logistics, energy, and manufacturing. Tristan additionally represents early-stage corporate clients regarding contract negotiation, financing, and other commercial matters.
Gerard Cicero, Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring (New York)
Gerard represents tort victims, bondholders, foreign representatives, official and ad hoc committees of creditors and equity interest holders and post-confirmation trustees in Chapter 11 and 15 cases and in out of court restructurings. He has worked on many of the nation’s largest restructurings, including the Chapter 11 cases of 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LTL Management, PG&E, Endo International, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma.
Andrew Crawford, Government Contracts (Washington)
Andrew counsels clients on a range of government contracts matters, as well as complex civil litigation matters and OFAC economic sanctions programs. Andrew was a member of the litigation team that successfully represented actor Johnny Depp in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Josh Dunn, Litigation (Boston)
Josh regularly litigates a wide variety of complex commercial matters in state and federal courts across the country, while still maintaining a robust regional litigation practice in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Drawing on his deep judicial clerkship experience, Josh also maintains an active appellate practice, drafting appellate briefs in cases before the United States Supreme Court, multiple federal courts of appeals, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Jonathan Fitzsimons, Corporate (New York)
Jonathan works with public and private companies, from startups to established corporations, on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, commercial and financial transactions, general corporate matters, and corporate governance. Jonathan works with clients in a wide range of industries such as transportation, life sciences, media, networking and IT infrastructure, equipment leasing, and real estate investment, among others.
Jessica Lee, Litigation (London)
Jess acts for both corporate and individual claimants and defendants in complex and high value commercial litigation with a particular focus on civil fraud and asset recovery actions, company and shareholder disputes, and crypto and blockchain matters. Jess is a Recommended Lawyer for commercial litigation and banking litigation and was named a Rising Star for civil fraud in The Legal 500 2023 having acted on a number of significant civil fraud matters, many of which have also involved advising on freezing, proprietary, and disclosure injunctions. She is also part of Brown Rudnick’s supervising solicitors team having acted on multiple search, delivery up and imaging orders.
Jessica Meyers, Brand & Reputation Management (New York)
Jessica focuses on plaintiff-side defamation suits, with additional experience litigating contract disputes, business-related torts, and bankruptcy-related claims. She was a member of the litigation team that successfully represented actor Johnny Depp in his six-week defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, where she handled multiple witnesses’ examinations, including Johnny Depp’s.
Jimmy Morrissey, Corporate (Hartford/New York)
Jimmy represents the developers, owners, and operators of real estate and energy infrastructure, including on projects vital for the energy transition. He prides himself on being a dealmaker and a team player.
Jonathan Nye, Finance (Boston)
Jonathan represents a variety of borrowers, financial institutions and other lenders in a broad range of real estate finance, corporate finance and restructuring transactions. His focus includes documenting and structuring real estate acquisition and construction loans, cash flow and asset-based loans and acquisition financings, across a variety of industries. He also has experience in debtor-in-possession financings and representing holders of distressed debt in loan workouts.
Sage Revell, Corporate (London)
Sage advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, predominantly in the life sciences and technology sectors, including national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and corporate re-organizations. Sage represents companies from the start-up phase, early-stage and emerging-growth companies all the way to exit, in addition to the investors who support them. She also works closely with Brown Rudnick’s U.S. offices as corporate counsel on transactions involving U.K. concerns.
Eleni Zodiates, Special Situations (London)
Eleni is a generalist finance lawyer with experience in a wide range of sophisticated, international financings, including corporate finance, special situations and direct lending, real estate finance, and asset-backed financings. She acts for private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate investment firms, developers, family offices and corporate borrowers, typically acting borrower-side or for direct lenders.
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