Seyfarth Shaw Hires NY Partner

Law firm Seyfarth Shaw has hired A. Donald Lepore to the firm’s corporate department as a partner in New York. Lepore joins from RNK Capital, a private investment firm specializing in the environmental, clean technology and renewable energy sectors, where he served as general counsel for the past four years.

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Leading law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that A. Donald Lepore has joined the firm’s Corporate Department as a partner in New York. Lepore joins from RNK Capital LLC, a private investment firm specializing in the environmental, clean technology and renewable energy sectors, where he served as general counsel for the past four years.

At RNK Capital, Lepore oversaw a variety of complex transactions and investments and was also responsible for investment fund formation, regulation and compliance. His practice focuses on public and private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financing transactions, as well as private investment fund formation and regulation.

Lepore’s move also marks the 16th attorney to join Seyfarth’s Corporate Department since the start of 2011, while its footprint in the energy industry grows. Last month, Rob Winner joined Seyfarth’s Corporate Department in Chicago from Ungaretti & Harris LLP, where he led that firm’s Energy and Clean Technologies group.

“With a unique background in corporate transactions and private fund formation, Don adds a significant general counsel dimension to two core practice areas for our growing Corporate Department,” said Esteban Ferrer, chair of Seyfarth’s Corporate Department. “Just as important, Don’s energy experience is a nice complement to Rob Winner’s practice, and we look forward to expanding our presence in this arena.”

John P. Napoli, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office and chair of the firm’s Tax practice, added: “We are excited that Don has joined us in New York, where his firsthand private equity and hedge fund experience will be an invaluable addition to our clients who must navigate an increasingly complex marketplace.”

Prior to joining RNK Capital, Lepore practiced with the M&A groups at Hogan Lovells and Sullivan & Cromwell. He received his A.B. degree from Georgetown University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Seyfarth Shaw has over 800 attorneys located in 10 offices throughout the United States, including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as well as internationally in London. Seyfarth Shaw provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. The firm’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies, and our practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the economy.