Ron Franklin Joins Proskauer

Ron Franklin has joined law firm Proskauer as a New York-based partner in the firm’s corporate practice. He previously was a partner with Mayer Brown.


Proskauer announced that Ron D. Franklin, a leading finance lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in New York.

Mr. Franklin represents a broad range of clients in connection with secured and unsecured senior and subordinated credit facilities, public and private debt offerings, project finance facilities, workouts and restructurings, and general corporate matters. He was formerly a partner at Mayer Brown.

“Proskauer has seen significant growth over the last five years in its finance, high-yield and private equity practices,” said Bruce L. Lieb-co-chair of Proskauer’s Corporate Department. “The addition of Ron and his depth of experience in leveraged finance and transactional matters will enable us to continue to meet the growing needs of our clients and to service the increased deal flow we are seeing.”

Robin A. Painter, co-chair of Proskauer’s Corporate Department and co-head of the firm’s Private Investment Funds Group, noted that Mr. Franklin’s relationships in the finance community and his years of experience representing the market’s major players make him an important addition to the firm’s larger corporate platform. “The leveraged finance experience Ron brings will complement our growing M&A and private equity practices,” she said. “We look forward to his contributions as we continue to expand our corporate capabilities to better serve our clients.”

Mr. Franklin received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, his MBA from Columbia Business School and his A.B. from Occidental College.

Proskauer’s Corporate Department consists of more than 200 lawyers worldwide counseling clients in the full range of sophisticated financial transactions and daily business and regulatory matters. The group’s core practice areas include finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, fund formation, and bankruptcy and restructuring.

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