Joel Wheeler Joins Crowell & Moring

Joel Wheeler has joined the London office of law firm Crowell & Moring as a partner in the firm’s corporate group. He previously was with Debevoise & Plimpton.

Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce the addition of Corporate Group partner Joel Wheeler to the firm’s expanding London office. Wheeler’s practice focuses on a broad range of both domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions. His move comes on the heels of significant international expansion within the Corporate Group in recent years, including the addition of London-based partner Timothy Leeson and New York partner Joseph A. Adams. Wheeler joins the firm from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

“Crowell & Moring offers clients first-class representation in corporate and securities matters, particularly in the merger and acquisitions arena where we have worked for major financial services institutions and Fortune 500 clients. Joel will be an important part of our transatlantic deal practice, offering clients seasoned counsel in one of the most important markets in the world,” said James R. Stuart, chair of Crowell & Moring’s Corporate Group.

Wheeler’s practice involves the full range of transactional work on corporate and associated commercial matters, including insurance sector-related and general public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, debt and equity capital market offerings, corporate financing, and corporate restructurings. He has served clients on a large number of cross-border transactions, including most recently in the U.S., Germany, Spain, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

“Crowell & Moring is a dynamic and entrepreneurial firm that offers my clients a premier international brand. The firm’s international expansion strategy, combined with its culture and talented corporate practice in the U.S., made this the perfect fit for me,” said Wheeler.

Wheeler received his M.A. from Oxford University and his CPE and LPC from the College of Law in Chester. He is also a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 450 lawyers practicing in corporate, litigation, antitrust, government contracts, health care, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, international trade and global compliance issues, and a variety of other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm’s attorneys regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and individuals. Crowell & Moring’s extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world’s largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.

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