Senior Public Relations Manager
Senior Public Relations Manager
PILLSBURY EXPANDS CORPORATE & SECURITIES PRACTICE IN NEW YORKMay 11, 2012
New York—Pillsbury today announced that Peter A. Baumgaertner has joined the firm's Corporate & Securities practice section as a partner in its New York office. With a broad, international practice spanning capital markets, infrastructure projects, commercial lending and securities, Baumgaertner is a perfect fit within several of Pillsbury's strategic practice areas, including project finance, energy, capital markets and insolvency. He arrives from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and becomes the eighth partner Pillsbury has added in New York this year.
"Peter's experience across many of Pillsbury's strategic industries and practice areas makes him a perfect fit for our firm—particularly in growth areas like project finance and capital markets, where the breadth and global scope of his work furthers our international reach," said Pillsbury Firm Chair Jim Rishwain. "Clients will benefit from Peter's experience serving a wide range of public and private-sector organizations. Our ability to identify opportunities and risks in our clients' interrelated business and legal issues will be enhanced from his close work with our Insolvency & Restructuring, Finance and other practices."
"Peter is an ideal addition to our practice team and our New York office, where he offers broad experience and expertise in finance, capital markets and other key areas of our practice," said Washington, DC partner Robert B. Robbins, firmwide leader of Pillsbury's Corporate & Securities practice. "His work across the U.S., Latin America, Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Asia—on behalf of energy companies, institutional investors, investment banks, lenders and others—complements many of our industry strengths and client teams."
"Pillsbury's strategic focus on sectors such as energy and finance, coupled with its growing international reach, make it an appealing place to continue my practice and bring additional insight and opportunity to clients through collaboration with colleagues across offices and practice groups," Baumgaertner added. "From project finance opportunities in emerging markets to the capital markets, Pillsbury is exceptionally well-positioned to meet a lot of significant needs and opportunities."
Peter A. Baumgaertner works with governmental units, equity sponsors, public utilities, institutional investors, investment bankers, credit enhancement providers, lenders and indenture trustees in connection with asset securitization matters, corporate and project financings and restructurings. His practice includes representing clients in complex capital markets and commercial lending transactions, and representing issuers, institutional purchasers and underwriters of municipal securities including qualified private activity bonds issued by state and local industrial development agencies. Baumgaertner also represents investment banking firms and project financiers in the U.S., Africa and Latin America in connection with the structuring of collateralized debt obligations involving the energy and insurance industries. He received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Industry publications consistently rank Pillsbury's Corporate & Securities practice as a leader among law firms. From formation and financing to acquisition and divestiture, organizations at every stage of growth look to Pillsbury's corporate and transactional lawyers for guidance. Pillsbury's lawyers work in a collaborative manner across related legal disciplines including financial services, employee benefits, environment, government contracts, intellectual property, labor, real estate, regulation and tax. The more complex the matter, the more value this collaborative capability represents to clients.
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Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with a keen industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.