MOSCOW, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate lawyer Patrick J. Brooks has been elected national partner with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Brooks is located in Moscow and is one of 22 lawyers promoted in the first partner elections completed by Squire Sanders since it combined with Hammonds LLP in January 2011. As a combined legal practice, Squire Sanders has more than 1,200 lawyers in 37 offices and 17 countries.
"Patrick's career is an example how a Squire Sanders lawyer can develop specific practice expertise and local knowledge by taking advantage of the Squire Sanders global platform," said Ivan A. Trifonov, Moscow office managing partner. Brooks began his career in the Squire Sanders Cleveland office, relocating to Moscow in 2007.
Brooks is in Squire Sanders' Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance practice group and focuses his practice on cross-border transactions with a concentration on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance in Russia. He received his J.D., cum laude, in 1998 from The University of Akron, where he was a member of the Akron Law Review, and his B.A. in 1993 from The University of Akron. Brooks' promotion took effect January 1, 2011.
"Like all our newly promoted colleagues, Pat draws on a combination of legal acumen, enthusiasm and insight to advise clients on their most important business decisions and to effectively partner with clients by helping clients attain business objectives," said James J. Maiwurm, Squire Sanders' chair and global chief executive officer.
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