Sullivan & Worcester Adds New Partner to the New York Corporate Group

S&W Press Release
June 25, 2009

New York, NY – June 25, 2009 – Sullivan & Worcester LLP is pleased to announce that James R. Silkenat has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate Group.

Mr. Silkenat, who chairs the New York Delegation in the ABA House of Delegates, has substantive industry experience in energy, hotels, manufacturing, transportation and telecommunications. His primary focus is on international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, project finance transactions (in developed and developing countries) and private equity investment funds.

George Lindsay, managing partner of Sullivan & Worcester’s New York office, says that “Jim brings an impressive depth of international experience and national and international visibility to the firm, which will further enhance our cross-border transactional capabilities.”

Mr. Silkenat is a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and currently chairs the ABA’s World Justice Project. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the American Law Institute, has served as a fellow in the U.S. State Department Scholar/Diplomat Program, and was a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has served as national chair of the Fellows. In 2000, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award for Career Achievement from Drury University, and in 2007 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the ABA Section of International Law.

Prior to joining Sullivan & Worcester, Mr. Silkenat was a partner and head of the international business group at Arent Fox in New York.

About Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Sullivan & Worcester LLP is a leading corporate law firm providing counsel to domestic and international clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With more than 185 lawyers in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, securities, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, climate change, regulatory law, and employment and benefits. Sullivan & Worcester is also recognized for its representation of REITs and its deep expertise in mutual fund law.

Leah Schloss