Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announces that Zhiyan Cao, Andrew Gershon, Kim Le and Caroline Swett have been named counsel to the firm, and that Patrick Fasoro, Chris Garrett, Friedrich Popp and Cameron Sim have been named international counsel to the firm. Their promotions are effective on July 1, 2021.
Zhiyan Cao is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and is resident in the New York office. She advises U.S. and offshore corporate and private equity clients on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and fund investments. Ms. Cao received her B.A. and LL.B. with honors from the University of New South Wales in Australia in 2009.
Patrick Fasoro is a member of the firm’s Tax Department and is resident in the London office. He focuses on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, securities offerings, private equity transactions and private equity fund formation. Mr. Fasoro received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2014, his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2009 and his B.S. from Rutgers University-Newark in 2002.
Chris Garrett is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Data Strategy & Security Groups and is resident in the London office. He advises companies on all employment law matters including those related to mergers & acquisitions, and on all aspects of data privacy compliance, data protection issues and data breach incident response under UK and EU data protection law. Mr. Garrett received his LPC with distinction from Nottingham Law School in 2001 and his first class honors degree from Cardiff University in 2000.
Andrew Gershon is a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group and is resident in the New York office. He represents clients on secondary transactions including traditional acquisitions and dispositions of fund interests, leveraged and syndicated acquisitions, secondary direct transactions, fund recapitalizations and restructurings, tender offers and co-investment opportunities. Mr. Gershon received his J.D. from New York University Law School in 2013 and his B.A. magna cum laude from Columbia University in 2008.
Kim Le is a member of the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Group and is resident in the San Francisco office. She provides strategic regulatory, compliance and transactional advice to healthcare clients and investors, including with respect to fraud and abuse, data privacy and cybersecurity matters. Ms. Le received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008, her M.S. with honors from the University of Birmingham’s Wolfson Centre for Medical Education in 2004 and her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Maryland in 2003.
Friedrich Popp is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and is resident in the Frankfurt office. He focuses on arbitration, litigation, internal investigations, corporate law, data protection and anti-money laundering in addition to transactions, private equity, banking and capital markets. Mr. Popp received his doctorate in law from the University of Vienna in 1997 and his LL.M. from the University of Virginia’s School of Law in 2010.
Cameron Sim is a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group and is resident in the Hong Kong office. He is qualified in Hong Kong, New York, England and Wales, and Australia and acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings worldwide, with a focus on Asia-related disputes. Mr. Sim previously clerked for the President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He received his Masters of Laws (B.C.L.) with distinction from the University of Oxford in 2012, and his B.A and LL.B. with first class honors from the University of Melbourne in 2009.
Caroline Swett is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions and Banking Groups and is resident in the New York office. She advises domestic and foreign banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory, enforcement and transactional matters including assisting clients in identifying and addressing legal, supervisory and reputational issues related to transactions, government inquiries and internal investigations. Ms. Swett received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2012 and her B.A. from Brown University in 2006.
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