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Simpson Thacher Elects Eleven New Partners

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced yesterday that it has elected
eleven attorneys as members of the Firm effective January 1, 2018. The
new partners are:

Stephen Blake (Palo Alto) Stephen concentrates
his practice on securities litigation, M&A and appraisal litigation, and
government investigations. He has extensive experience representing
technology companies, financial institutions and private equity firms
and often works with international companies facing litigation over
cross-border transactions and securities offerings. He received his
J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of San Francisco
School of Law in 2008 and a B.A., with distinction, from Cornell
University in 2005.

Davis Coen (New York) — Davis represents private equity firms and
portfolio companies in commercial real estate acquisitions and
dispositions, joint ventures and financings. He has advised clients on a
wide range of domestic and international real estate transactions,
including public-to-private transactions, securitized financings and
portfolio acquisitions. Davis received his J.D., cum laude, from
Cornell Law School in 2008, where he was Senior Notes Editor of the Cornell
International Law Journal
. He graduated from the University of
Connecticut in 2002 with a B.A., magna cum laude, and was a
University Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

William R. Golden (Washington, D.C.) — Will focuses his practice
on capital markets, securities and corporate governance matters. He
represents both issuers and investment banks on a broad range of
securities transactions, including IPOs and other equity and
equity-linked offerings, spin-offs and high yield and investment grade
debt offerings, as well as exchange offers and other liability
management transactions. Will received his J.D. from the University of
Virginia School of Law in 2008 and his B.A., with distinction, in 2004
from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Daniel R. Kay (New York) — Dan is a member of the Firm's Banking
and Credit Practice. He advises lenders and arrangers in connection with
a variety of corporate finance transactions, including acquisition
financings, bank and bridge loan financings and refinancings. Dan
received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2007,
where he served as Editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review,
and an A.B. from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, in 2004,
where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Robert Lee (London) — Rob is a member of the Firm's
Private Funds Practice. He represents various sponsors of private
equity, infrastructure and other alternative investment funds on
fundraisings, co-investments and managed accounts. In addition, Rob
advises on a broad range of ongoing fund advisory matters for numerous
fund sponsors. He received his L.P.C. from the Oxford Institute of Legal
Practice in 2005; his Post Graduate Diploma in Law from University of
the West of England in 2004; and his B.S.c. from the University of
Bristol, with first class honours, in 2003.

Jennifer J. Levitt (Los Angeles) — Jen represents financial
sponsors and investment banks in connection with debt financings for
private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and other investment
funds. She represents clients in complicated financings designed to
provide fund-level leverage to facilitate and support investment
activities, including margin loans and other forms of back leverage. Jen
received her J.D., cum laude, in 2001 from Harvard Law School and
her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1997 from Duke University, where
she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to joining the Firm, she
clerked for the Honorable J. Spencer Letts of the U.S. District Court.
Jen was a Senior Counsel at the Firm prior to her election as a Partner.

Jonathan Ozner (New York) — Jon focuses his practice on
representing issuers, private equity sponsors and underwriters in a wide
range of securities offerings, including offerings of high yield and
investment grade debt securities, initial public offerings, follow-on
and secondary equity offerings, acquisition financing transactions and
exchange and tender offers. He also provides advice regarding ongoing
public reporting, compliance and corporate governance matters. Jon
received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2007 and his B.A. from
Duke University in 2004.

Andrew B. Purcell (New York) Drew is a member of the
Firm's Tax Practice and advises clients on financing, credit, fund
formation, M&A and private equity transactions. He received his J.D.,
magna cum laude
and Order of the Coif, from New York University
School of Law in 2008, where he was an Executive Editor of the NYU
Law Review.
Drew received his B.A., magna cum laude, from
Duke University in 2004.

Ravi Purushotham (New York) — Ravi specializes in public and
private mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He
regularly represents corporations and private equity firms in a wide
range of transactions and corporate governance matters. He received his
J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and
his B.A. from Williams College in 2000.

Mary B. Touchstone (New York) — Mary is the Head of the Firm's
Fund Finance Practice and represents financial sponsors in a wide
variety of complicated financings designed to provide fund-level
leverage to facilitate and support investment activities. She advises
sponsors of private equity, real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt
and other investment funds on many of their largest and most complex
fund facilities. Mary received her J.D. in 1988 from Vanderbilt
University Law School, where she was a member of the Vanderbilt Law
Review
, and her A.B., cum laude, from Duke University in 1985.

Yang Wang (Beijing) — Yang represents private equity funds and
corporate clients on various mergers and acquisitions, private equity
transactions, corporate finance transactions and other general corporate
matters. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the
University of Michigan Law School in 2008, where he was a Clarence
Darrow Scholar and served as an Article Editor of the Michigan Law
Review
. He received his M.A. in Applied Mathematics in 2005 from the
University of Maryland, as well as his B.A. in Economics, summa cum
laude
, in 2000, and his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science,
magna cum laude
, in 2001. Yang was a Counsel at the Firm prior to
his election as a Partner.

ABOUT SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (www.simpsonthacher.com)
is one of the world's leading international law firms. The Firm was
established in 1884 and has more than 900 lawyers. Headquartered in New
York with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles,
Palo Alto, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm
provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to
clients around the globe.

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