LOS ANGELES, February 11, 2021 – Proskauer, a leading international law firm, today welcomed M&A lawyer Will Chuchawat as a partner in the Firm's M&A practice, based in Los Angeles.

"Will is an excellent lawyer, with a wealth of experience in private M&A, as well as PE sponsor-side M&A. His experience working in sectors such as technology, life sciences, healthcare, consumer, media and financial services complements our industry strengths, and we are excited to have him join our team," said Lauren Boglivi, co-head of Proskauer's global Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

His practice focuses on private equity, with a particular emphasis on leveraged buyouts, as well as growth equity and venture capital transactions, and representation of operating companies.

"Will is consistently recognized by leading legal and business journals. M&A Advisor, The Daily Journal and Law360 all named him as a top lawyer under 40, and The Recorder listed him as one of the Top 50 Lawyers on the Fast Track in California," said Daniel Ganitsky, co-head of Proskauer's global Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

"Will is a great fit for Proskauer and we are delighted to welcome him. He is a deal-doer, with great energy and drive. Clients have a huge respect for his expertise and relentless commitment to their matters. We cannot wait for him to get started," said Steven M. Ellis, Chairman of Proskauer.

"Proskauer has had an office in Los Angeles for over 40 years, advising clients in the technology, media, sports, asset management, life sciences and health sectors. LA is a market we know very well and one where we plan to keep growing," added Mr. Ellis.

"Proskauer's lawyers are industry leaders and innovators.  They're prominent in their fields and the best of the best. I'm excited to be part of the team," said Will Chuchawat.

Will received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He is a member of the Los Angeles Bioscience Advisory Panel and is on the board of the Beverly Hills chapter of the Young Professionals Organization. Will joins Proskauer from Sheppard Mullin.

Proskauer has advised on some of 2020's most complex M&A transactions across a range of industries, including one of the largest media deals of the year, ForgeLight's acquisition of a majority stake in Univision. In addition, we acted for long-time client Accor in taking full ownership of the sbe hotel brand, advised Church & Dwight on its $530 million acquisition of Matrixx Initiatives and acted for British Telecommunications on its sale of selected domestic operations and infrastructure in 16 Latin America countries.

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