Four Prominent Partners Join Milbank’s Corporate and Securities Groups

October 4, 2011

NEW YORK, October 4, 2011 – International law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP has announced that David Zeltner, Jane Morgan and Mark Mandel have joined the firm as partners in the Corporate Group, and Rod Miller has joined as a partner in the Securities Group, all resident in the New York office. 

“These attorneys bring a broad range of industry expertise, having worked with many of the world’s leading companies in complex transactions,” commented Mel Immergut, Chairman of Milbank. “We will leverage their in-depth experience to provide clients with a team of preeminent attorneys who can offer sophisticated and insightful business advice.”

David Zeltner’s practice focuses on the representation of both public companies and private equity firms in merger and acquisition transactions, including contests for corporate control.  In addition, he focuses on counseling boards of directors, managements and investors on corporate governance and securities matters.  Mr. Zeltner is also experienced in joint ventures, "club" deals and minority investments in public companies. He obtained his J.D. from Stanford University and a B.S. from Cornell University. Mr. Zeltner was previously a partner with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and a senior member of the New York office's private equity deal execution team.

Jane Morgan’s practice focuses on the representation of private equity firms and their portfolio companies and financial services companies (including asset managers and hedge funds) in merger and acquisition transactions.  In addition, she is experienced in the purchase and sale of lending and leasing companies and portfolios of financial assets such as leveraged leases, mortgages, loans and related products.  Ms. Morgan obtained her J.D. from the University of Texas and B.A. from Rice University. She was previously a partner in the Corporate Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and co-head of the Financial Services practice.

Mark Mandel represents clients in domestic, cross-border and global mergers and acquisitions, financings, private equity and restructuring transactions. He also regularly represents boards of directors and special committees in connection with corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues. Mr. Mandel has significant experience representing Canadian companies, including those in the energy and mining and metals industries.  In addition, Mark is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars devoted to cross-border M&A and securities issues affecting Canadian companies. Mr. Mandel has been mentioned in Euromoney's IFLR1000 listing of the world's leading lawyers and in Legal 500 USA.  He obtained his LL.M. from the University of Chicago and LL.B. from the University of Toronto.  Mr. Mandel was previously a partner in White & Case LLP's Mergers and Acquisition Group and chair of the firm's Canadian Practice Group.

Rod Miller’s practice is focused on public and private high yield debt offerings particularly in the context of complex acquisition financings and leveraged buyouts.  He has worked on a wide range of capital markets transactions including numerous initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings and issuances of securities in connection with restructurings.  Mr. Miller was previously a Corporate partner and co-head of the Capital Markets practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Miller has been named a leading US capital markets attorney in Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Chambers and Partners. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Southern California, M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a B.A. and B.S. from Southern Methodist University. He is admitted to practice law in California, District of Columbia, New York, Texas and in the Central District, Eastern District, Northern District and Southern District of California.

About Milbank

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a leading international law firm providing innovative legal solutions to clients throughout the world for more than 140 years.  Milbank is headquartered in New York and has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, DC.

The firm’s lawyers provide a full range of legal services to the world’s leading commercial, financial and industrial enterprises, as well as to institutions, individuals and governments.  Milbank’s lawyers meet the needs of its clients by offering a highly integrated and collaborative range of services across key practice groups throughout its global network.  Milbank’s integrated practice is underpinned by its attorneys’ acknowledged technical excellence, sectoral expertise and a strong tradition of innovation and client service.