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Paul, Weiss Announces Election of Seven New Partners

December 14, 2020

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been elected to the partnership, effective January 1, 2021: Brian Bolin, Victoria S. Forrester, Jarrett R. Hoffman, Danielle C. Penhall, Cullen L. Sinclair, John Weber and Adam Wollstein. All are resident in the New York office except Mr. Wollstein, who is resident in the London office.

“We welcome these outstanding lawyers to our partnership,” said Brad S. Karp, chairman of the firm. “Each is exceptionally talented and deeply committed to client service, with practice expertise that aligns with our clients’ needs and our core practice strengths.”

Brian Bolin will become a partner in the Restructuring Department. Brian represents clients in a wide range of insolvency matters, including out-of-court workouts, chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy sales, cross-border restructurings and distressed investments. Brian also has significant experience with leveraged loans and financing transactions. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law and his B.A., with high honors, from the University of Virginia.

Victoria S. Forrester will become a partner in the Corporate Department. A member of the Private Funds Group, Victoria focuses on the formation and operation of a variety of private investment funds, including private equity funds, distressed and credit funds, venture capital funds, co-investment funds, managed accounts and funds of funds, hybrid and hedge funds and their respective management companies. She earned both her Bachelor of Commerce and her LL.B., with distinction, from Stellenbosch University.

Jarrett R. Hoffman will become a partner in the Executive Compensation Group. Jarrett advises on the transactional aspects of executive compensation matters in the context of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and public offerings, and on executive compensation issues, obligations and strategies arising under tax, securities and employment laws. Jarrett earned both a B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida, and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

Danielle C. Penhall will become a partner in the Corporate Department. A member of the Finance Group, Danielle represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a variety of corporate finance transactions, including leveraged buyouts, portfolio company financings and debt restructurings. Danielle earned her J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

Cullen L. Sinclair will become a partner in the Corporate Department. Cullen represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, along with general corporate matters. He regularly advises on the negotiation and structuring of M&A, dispositions, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts on behalf of a wide range of clients, including public and private companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and others. Cullen earned his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Duke University.

John Weber will become a partner in the Restructuring Department. John represents debtors, equity owners, creditor groups and distressed investors in a wide range of restructuring matters, including chapter 11 cases, cross-border insolvencies, out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy-related acquisitions. John earned his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School, where he received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal for Excellence in the Study of Debtor-Creditor Law, and his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.

Adam Wollstein will become a partner in the Corporate Department, based in the London office. Adam focuses on cross-border M&A and finance transactions, particularly in the private equity market. He advises both private equity and corporate issuers and underwriters on their high-yield bond offerings, IPOs and other corporate finance transactions. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University. Prior to law school, Adam was a Fulbright Fellow in London.

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