Sullivan Expands New York Office with Regulatory Compliance Group

22.05.2019 | Press Release

NEW YORK – International law firm Sullivan (formerly Sullivan & Worcester LLP) today announced the arrival of four partners and three associates to the firm’s New York Corporate and Litigation practice groups. The lateral group joins from Robinson Brog and brings significant capital markets, transactional and financing experience, along with impressive litigation, securities law and white collar criminal capabilities.

Joining Sullivan are partners David E. Danovitch, Peter Ginsberg, Scott M. Miller and John H. Riley. Danovitch was former chair of the Robinson Brog Capital Markets and Corporate Transactional Department. Ginsberg, a deeply experienced litigator, previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.

“We welcome this impressive and highly credentialed team to our New York office,” said Sullivan Managing Partner Joel Carpenter. “This is a sophisticated capital markets and white collar defense team with terrific transactional experience and regulatory expertise that aligns with our existing work and growth strategy. Not only do they bring considerable firepower to help us better serve our clients, but they will be instrumental in the continued growth of these practice areas.”

The lateral group joins Sullivan as the firm looks to cement its position as a leading legal counselor to Israeli firms and U.S. emerging growth companies seeking access to capital. Sullivan, through its Israeli joint venture ZAG / Sullivan, is uniquely positioned to represent Israeli companies in the U.S. and Israel on a range of legal issues.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Sullivan,” said David Danovitch. “Sullivan’s plan to build out its capital markets capabilities aligns with what my colleagues and I were seeking. There’s great compatibility between what we bring and the strong existing platform that Sullivan has in place. I’m confident that this combined dynamic and entrepreneurial group will be very successful.”

“Sullivan provides us with an opportunity to provide services to our clients not only on a national, but also on an international level,” said Ginsberg. “We are excited to be part of such a thriving, growth-oriented organization.”

Three associates also joining Sullivan from Robinson Brog are Nicholas Chionchio, Michael DeDonato and Nakia M. Elliott.

New Sullivan partners are (in alphabetical order):

David Danovitch counsels companies in an array of industries regarding transactional and regulatory issues. He represents issuers, broker-dealers and investment funds in financings, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financings and corporate governance matters. In addition, he advises broker-dealers and investment funds and their affiliates on all legal and regulatory aspects of securities, including employee issues, sales and trading, compliance and supervisory procedures, anti-money laundering and privacy.

Peter Ginsberg, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York who briefly headed an eponymous firm, focuses his practice on complex criminal investigations, trial work and related civil litigation. A seasoned litigator, he advises clients in various aspects of sports law, including professional sports and NCAA matters, and affirmative civil rights matters. In addition, he represents clients in a wide array of white collar criminal and securities matters, money laundering, fraud, bribery, antitrust, RICO and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.

Scott Miller focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and intellectual property, capital markets and issues related to ESOPs. In addition, he advises technology, life sciences and consumer products companies, from early to late stage, with angel, seed, venture and other capital financing transactions. He also assists clients with license agreements, shareholder buy/sell agreements, employment agreements, stock option agreements and trademark issues.

John Riley focuses his practice on a wide array of transactional, capital markets and secured financing matters. He counsels companies on secured debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, corporate governance and securities law. He also represents issuers and underwriters, private equity and venture capital funds and domestic and offshore funds with a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters.

Sullivan also recently announced the addition to their New York office of Thomas Huszar, formerly partner and chair of the Corporate & Securities Department at Moritt Hick & Hamroff.

About ZAG / Sullivan
ZAG / Sullivan (Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co.) is an international law firm with offices in Israel, the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. The firm’s attorneys specialize in all disciplines of commercial law for both publicly held and private companies, with particular expertise in high-tech, life sciences, international transactions, and capital markets. ZAG / Sullivan provides result-driven legal and business advice to its clients, addressing all aspects of the clients’ business activities, including penetration into new markets in strategic locations. In recent years, the firm has acted on a majority of the equity and debt financing transactions by Israeli technology companies on the NASDAQ. It has been the firm’s experience that the best results, those that give our clients the competitive advantage they need, are attained by coupling professional experience, global presence, and connections with the investor communities in Israel and abroad.

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