Global Law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its Corporate Practice in Phoenix with the addition of Frank M. Placenti, who joins as a shareholder from Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
PHOENIX, August 03, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Global Law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its Corporate Practice in Phoenix with the addition of Frank M. Placenti, who joins as a shareholder from Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
Placenti, who will also serve as leader of the U.S. Corporate Governance Practice, focuses on corporate governance, often working with corporate boards on securities regulatory compliance, anti-takeover matters, and shareholder relations issues. He guides corporations and board committees through internal investigations, federal agency and stock exchange investigatory matters, and liaises with white-collar criminal attorneys as needed. In addition, his practice includes representing clients in mergers & acquisitions, often working within the healthcare, technology and telecommunications, financial services, transportation, and retail sectors.
"We're pleased to add a seasoned counselor of Frank's caliber to our already strong Corporate Practice team in the Phoenix office," said Nicole Maroulakos Goodwin, managing shareholder of the Phoenix office. "Company directors and management already have a long list of regulatory matters they must navigate. With new requirements such as ESG, which uses environmental, social and governance factors to evaluate a company, our clients will be well served to be able to draw on Frank's 35 years of corporate compliance experience."
"Frank has long been a prominent figure in the Phoenix legal community and is regarded as an industry thought leader on corporate compliance matters," said Alan I. Annex, co-chair of the firm's Global Corporate Practice. "He has a strong commitment to client service and will expand our ability to meet client demand in this critical area."
Placenti currently serves as chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association. He also conceived and served as the founding president and trustee of the American College of Governance Counsel, an elite group of North America's leading corporate governance lawyers. He is also the editor of The Directors Handbook, A Field Guide to 101 Situations Commonly Encountered in the Boardroom.
"Having the ability to tap Greenberg Traurig's global network and resources will allow me to better serve my clients, especially in the M&A arena, where I can draw on the internal knowledge base to address a wide array of issues that can crop up during an acquisition or sale," said Placenti. "Likewise, I am hoping my corporate governance experience will, in turn, be a valuable asset I can share across GT's global platform."
Placenti has been perennially listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2022, including a recognition as "Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Compliance Law in Phoenix," in 2021. He has also been ranked by Chambers USA Guide, Corporate/M&A – Arizona from 2003 to 2022.
Placenti also lends his time to various non-profit organizations. He currently serves as board chair for Equality Health Foundation. He also has served as chair of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, and chair of the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation.
He received his J.D. summa cum laude from Ohio State University. He teaches in the university's Distinguished Practitioners in Residence Program in the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. He is admitted to the bar in Arizona.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program certifies that the firm's U.S. offices are 100% powered by renewable energy. The firm is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com.
Elaine Walker, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 3055790832, [email protected]
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