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SOURCE Clifford Chance LLP
NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today announced that David Brinton has been appointed Practice Area Leader of the Corporate practice in the US and Americas region. Brinton's term took effect September 1, 2014, and will run for four years. He succeeds Craig Medwick in the role, who will retire in April 2015 after 28 years with Clifford Chance, including eight as head of the Americas region. Brinton and Medwick will work closely together in the coming months to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
Brinton, who has been a partner at Clifford Chance since 1994, specializes in corporate and securities law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions.
Evan Cohen, Americas Regional Managing Partner, said: "David has an in-depth understanding of the firm and a successful track-record of working on large multinational deals with colleagues in the US and around our global network. We are committed to continuing to build our position as the leading advisor on international cross-border work, particularly in M&A, under David's stewardship. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Craig for leading our growing Americas Corporate practice during the past year and for his many important contributions to our firm during his long career at Clifford Chance."
Brinton added: "Our talented team in the Americas is already playing a crucial role on many of the firm's major corporate transactions. I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to help us further grow a practice that includes the Americas top-ranked real estate fund formation group, members of the industry's only global-wide Band 1-rated Insurance team, structured finance lawyers who are leading on the rebirth of US CLO offerings, and an exceptionally strong group of M&A attorneys who are advising on large international transactions like the joint venture between Mondelez and DE Master Blenders 1753 to form a global coffee seller with more than $7 billion in annual revenues. Given the continued globalization of our clients' business, the ability to marry in-depth US experience with market-leading advice from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe will only increase in importance going forward. I see great potential for our Corporate practice in this area and look forward to working with my colleagues to further grow our capabilities and market position."
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