Patton Boggs hires former PE chair at Locke Lord

Patton Boggs has hired Gina Betts, partner and the former chair of the private equity practice in the Dallas office of Locke Lord. She is joined by Brad Hogan, a former associate in the Dallas office of Baker & McKenzie, where he worked in M&A, securities and corporate governance.

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Patton Boggs LLP today announced additions to the firm’s Corporate Finance practice that will enhance its existing bench of attorneys in this key area. Gina E. Betts, former partner and chair of the Private Equity practice group in the Dallas office of Locke Lord, has joined Patton Boggs. Ms. Betts is joined by Brad E. Hogan, formerly an associate in the Dallas office of Baker & McKenzie, where he counseled clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance.

Ms. Betts brings diverse experience to Patton Boggs. She represents issuers and purchasers of debt and equity securities in public and private transactions, as well as in LBOs and MBOs, portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions, and fund formations. She also provides counsel on general SBIC and SEC compliance. She earned her J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law.

Mr. Hogan’s diverse and varied practice experience includes securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, venture capital financings and other complex business transactions. He has represented both publicly and privately owned businesses in a wide range of corporate transactions, as well as issuers in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Prior to law school, Mr. Hogan served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy.

“We are delighted to welcome Gina and Brad to the firm,” said Michael S. Forshey, managing partner of the Dallas office of Patton Boggs. “As a team and as individual attorneys, they bring a depth and breadth of experience, augmented by highly focused skills, and a commitment to community involvement for which Patton Boggs lawyers are known.”

“Gina and Brad strengthen our corporate finance practice and expand the scope and depth of our service offerings. They are a terrific complement to our team and we are extremely pleased to have them on board,” added Larry Makel, a founding member of the firm’s Dallas office and finance practice.

Members of Patton Boggs’ Corporate Finance practice counsel multinational financial institutions, commercial enterprises, capital companies and investment funds in all aspects of their public and private financing, business investment and capital formation activities, in their capacities as capital providers as well as issuers. The tremendous depth of experience of the firm’s corporate finance teams spans virtually all forms of debt and equity financings and virtually all industries, and many of the firm’s partners are nationally recognized leaders in their field.

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