Greenberg Traurig Partners Up

Barbara Jones, Stephen Adams and Robert Puopola have joined the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig LLP as shareholders in the law firm’s corporate and securities practice. Jones previously was co-chair of capital markets with McDermott Will & Emery, while Adams and Puopola were with Goodwin Procter.


The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has announced the expansion of its Corporate and Securities Practice in the Boston office. Joining the firm as shareholders are Barbara A. Jones, Stephen T. Adams and Robert E. Puopolo. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Jones was a partner at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, where she was firm-wide co-chair of the Capital Markets Group. Adams and Puopolo were partners at Goodwin Procter.

“These three talented and experienced shareholders enhance the capabilities of our domestic and international corporate group in Boston. This expansion supports our increased focus on life sciences and biotechnology, traditional technology, alternative energy, telecommunications and investment management, representing both public and private companies, as well as the investment banks and investors focused on those companies, in all aspects of their corporate and securities work, including public offerings, PIPE transactions, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and venture capital,” said Gary Greenberg, Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Boston Office.

Jones has a domestic and international corporate finance practice, including private equity/venture capital, public and private securities, and mergers and acquisitions, across industry groups. In addition, she represents issuers, underwriters, investors and placement agents, as well as non-U.S. companies accessing the U.S. capital markets. She previously practiced in London for 13 years, where she headed the international capital markets practice for a major international law firm.

Puopolo represents a wide range of clients, including public and private companies in the life sciences, clean technology and technology sectors, as well as underwriters, placement agents, venture capital and private equity firms, and investment banks focused on those industries. He regularly represents public companies on general corporate matters, SEC compliance, corporate governance matters, and public offerings of equity and debt, as well as 144A offerings and PIPE transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Adams represents investment managers and corporations in all aspects of their corporate finance transactions, including public and private offerings, acquisitions, recapitalizations and other strategic transactions. He also represents underwriters, placement agents and investors.

Greenberg Traurig has more than 1,750 lawyers in 31 offices worldwide. Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate and Securities Practice, with more than 350 lawyers, provides advice and services to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The National Law Journal, Chambers & Partners, Corporate Board Member magazine, LatinLawyer magazine and numerous regional and local professional publications have recognized Greenberg Traurig’s practice groups and attorneys as No. 1 in their respective geographic regions.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to be able to work with a former colleague, Brad Jacobson, as well as the new, recent additions to Greenberg Traurig in New York, Miami, Chicago and London. The firm’s experience and depth in so many areas, as well as its geographic reach, will be great assets to my clients,” Adams said.

Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office has expanded significantly since its inception in 1999. Today, the office is home to more than 75 attorneys.

“I found in Greenberg Traurig’s corporate team the right fit with regard to culture, quality and management, providing my clients with expanded opportunities and providing me with the opportunity to serve as a resource for others,” Puopolo said.

Members of the Boston Corporate and Securities Practice regularly handle matters of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities and public company transactions, and debt and equity financings and investments, as well as cross-border transactions, working closely with teams in the firm’s other U.S. and international offices and strategic alliances.

“Greenberg Traurig’s international teams in the United States, Europe, and Asia address an important component of my practice. Additionally, the firm’s clean energy, technology, life sciences and entertainment practices further accommodate my experience and client interests,” Jones said.

Jones chairs the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on International Securities Matters. She has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions and by The Legal 500 for her work in private equity. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law and her B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University. She is admitted to practice in California and Massachusetts.

Puopolo received his J.D., cum laude, in 1998 from Suffolk University School of Law and his B.S. in 1993 from Northeastern University. He is a member of MassMEDIC. Previously, Puopolo was a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.

Adams received his J.D. in 1996 from the University of Virginia School of Law; an M.S. in 1993 from the University of North Dakota; and a B.S. from the University of Connecticut in 1987. He served on active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1987 to 1993.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1,750 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In the United States, the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 20 on The National Law Journal’s 2009 NLJ 250. In the United Kingdom, the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome, TA Lawyers GKJ in Tokyo, and Weber Law Office in Zürich. The firm was Chambers and Partners’ USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional information, please visit