Andrew Christianson is a shareholder in Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren’s Employee Benefits, Institutional Investor Services, Corporate and Securities practices. Andy advises domestic and non-U.S. governmental pension plans, insurance companies and other institutional investors in structuring and negotiating private equity, hedge fund and alternative investments. Andy also represents public and closely held companies on a range of transactional and compliance matters, including securities compliance, corporate governance, M&A and other corporate transactions.
Andy received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.B.A. in Finance, Investments, and Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Erika Finn is a Vice President, Private Credit, at Voya Investment Management LLC. Erika is responsible for advising on a wide range of domestic and international private placements of secured and unsecured debt, as well as the secondary purchase and sale of such securities. Before joining Voya, Erika was Of Counsel at Andrews Kurth LLP (n/k/a Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP), where she represented broker-dealers, hedge funds and other entities in the purchase and sale of LSTA bank debt on the secondary market.
Erika received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Alex Judd is a senior associate in Day Pitney LLP’s energy and institutional finance groups. His practice involves the development, construction, operation, and financing of renewable power and fossil fuel facilities. He counsels investors, utilities, and developers in transactions relating to power projects. He also frequently appears before state public utility commissions representing competitive electricity and gas suppliers.
Alex received his J.D., with honors, and a Certificate of Energy and Environmental Law from the University of Connecticut School of Law and his B.A. cum laude from The George Washington University.
Jane Kang is an associate in the Project Finance, Infrastructure and Natural Resources Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She advises clients in the development, construction, operation and debt and equity financing of various types of energy and infrastructure projects, including wind and solar assets, natural gas and coal-fired facilities, gas and liquids pipelines and transmission lines. Jane works with sponsors and financing sources, including commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, private equity and hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Jane received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Yale University.
Tekhara Kimber is a corporate associate in the Hartford office of Day Pitney LLP. She counsels institutional investors, bank lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions, including debt and equity financings, project finance (wind, solar and geothermal projects) and secured commercial lending. Tekhara also drafts and negotiates contracts for complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings, and advises clients with respect to general corporate matters. She was an intern to the Honorable Vanessa L. Bryant of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Tekhara received her J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. summa cum laude from Boston University.
Jessica S. Pecoraro is the Vice President of Workforce Law & Compliance at Thrivent Financial. Prior to joining Thrivent, Jessica was a Partner and the head of Maslon LLC’s Labor & Employment Group and the firm’s hiring Partner. She has practiced before state and federal courts as well as several state and federal agencies, including the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. Jessica is a member of the Minnesota and Maine Bar Associations. Jessica was selected for inclusion on the 2015-2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers® and 2006-2014 Minnesota Rising Stars lists, and she was named a Chambers USA “Notable Practitioner in Minnesota for Labor & Employment” in 2011-2019.
Jessica received her J.D. from the University of Maine and earned her undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of New Hampshire.
Jim Ryan is Vice President & Investment Counsel at Genworth Financial, Inc. Jim has experience on a wide variety of investment transactions, including Real Estate, Private Placements, Middle Market Loans and Alternative Investments. Prior to joining Genworth, Jim held positions at Morgan Stanley and various law firms, including Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
Jim received his J.D. from Hofstra University, holds an LL.M from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. from Villanova University.
Oscar Stephens is a shareholder in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. His practice is focused in Latin America, where he represents investors in private placements related to structured products, financings and re-financings of energy and infrastructure projects and other non-recourse financings. Oscar regularly represents domestic and international arrangers, underwriters and lenders in a variety of industries such as financial services, power, construction and development, and food and beverage. He has significant experience representing multi-laterals in financings for projects in emerging markets. Oscar is licensed to practice law in the Republic of Chile and in New York.
Oscar received an LL.M. degree, with Honors, from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Owen Zingraff is Assistant General Counsel in the Private Debt Group at Barings, supporting the private finance, private placement and infrastructure finance platforms. Owen was previously a partner at Winston & Strawn’s Charlotte office, focusing his practice on corporate lending and other corporate finance transactions. He regularly represented banks and other financial institutions in connection with asset-based, leveraged finance and investment grade credit facilities, including those involving acquisitions, recapitalizations, multicurrency facilities, cross border lending, foreign collateral facilities and first/second lien, split lien, mezzanine and bank/bond structures. While he often represented administrative agents and lead arrangers in connection with syndicated credit facilities, he also has experience representing banks in connection with bilateral credit facilities, as well as sponsors and corporate borrowers in connection with various debt financings. In addition, Owen has experience representing lenders and borrowers in connection with debtor-in-possession financing facilities, workouts and restructurings of distressed credit facilities.
Owen received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina.
Article Courtesy of David P. Simonds and Edward McNeilly, each of Hogan Lovells US LLP