Foley Adds Transactional Partner John Klusaritz in Washington, D.C.

18 May 2010 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News
Nationally Recognized M&A Attorney Brings Extensive Experience in Energy, Telecommunications, Technology and Related Industries.

Foley announced today that John J. Klusaritz has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, working with the Transactional & Securities Practice Group and Energy Industry Team. Prior to joining Foley, Klusaritz was a partner at Bingham McCutchen.

Serving as general corporate counsel for clients in the energy, telecommunications, technology and related industries, Klusaritz focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, equity and debt financings, and complex commercial transactions. Klusaritz also works closely with the investment banks, private equity funds and other financial institutions involved in financing and merger transactions in these industries.

“John is recognized as a leading M&A lawyer in the energy, telecommunications and technology sectors who has played a significant role in numerous sophisticated transactions,” said Jay Rothman, chair of Foley’s Transactional & Securities Practice. “As the firm continues to expand its capital markets capabilities, John’s industry knowledge and relationships will be tremendous assets to clients who are increasingly becoming involved in major deals and projects across the country.”

Active in the energy industry, John has represented financial institutions, private equity funds, electric utilities, gas pipeline companies, energy and infrastructure developers, and regional transmission organizations in a variety of transactions related to transmission, conventional power generation, renewable energy, hydro-electric, coal gasification, district energy, and local gas distribution and pipelines.

Klusaritz has also represented companies operating in several sectors of the communications and technology industries, including domestic and international local telephone, long distance, voice over Internet, wireless carriers and service providers, equipment manufacturers and developers of various types of technology related to the foregoing. This includes companies that transact primarily with agencies of the Federal government including the Department of Defense, National Security Agency and Transportation Security Administration.

“John’s extensive experience providing strategic counsel around the complex issues surrounding both private and public mergers and acquisitions will be of great value to our clients,” said Jay Freedman, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “We are extremely pleased to welcome him to our team and look forward to his contributions.”

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