Boston - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has expanded its Boston office with the recent additions of two new partners, Mark L. Johnson and Paulo J. Marnoto, and eight new associates. Johnson joins the firm’s corporate securities and finance practice from Cooley LLP, while Marnoto joins the firm’s private equity and fund formation practice from Ropes & Gray LLP.
With a practice that has focused on corporate, securities, and capital markets matters for nearly 30 years, Johnson advises issuers, investment banks, and investors in public offerings and other financings by U.S. and international issuers in an array of industries, particularly in the technology and life science sectors. He regularly advises public and private companies on ongoing corporate matters, including merger and acquisition transactions and corporate governance issues. Prior to his time at Cooley, Johnson chaired the underwriting practice group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
Marnoto has extensive experience in the areas of fund formation and investing; venture capital, securities, buyout, and international transactions; general corporate law; and securities law compliance. He has served as counsel to several funds and funds-of-funds, investment managers, and institutional investors in relation to investments, securities transactions, and securities law compliance.
“We are delighted Mark and Paul have joined our Boston office,” said Mark E. Haddad, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ Boston office. “With their extensive transactional experience, they will play important roles in our expanding Boston corporate practice and, at the same time, they will be able to better serve their clients on the K&L Gates platform, one of the legal profession’s largest and most integrated global platforms.”
The associates joining the firm include Damien Grierson and Joanna Lin, who have extensive experience in capital markets transactions and public and private company representation. Grierson previously was associated with Cooley LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP, with Lin also joining K&L Gates from Cooley. K&L Gates also recently welcomed six first-year associates in the Boston office.
K&L Gates practices out of 47 fully integrated offices located in the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America and represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.