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Weil Expands US Capital Markets Practice as Jennifer Bensch Joins New York Office

(January 17, 2012, Weil News)

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced that Jennifer A. Bensch has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office. Ms. Bensch joins Weil’s Capital Markets team from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where she was a partner serving financial institutions, corporations and private equity clients on a broad range of capital markets transactions and other corporate and securities law matters.

“Expanding our Capital Markets platform is a strategic priority for our firm,” said Executive Partner Barry M. Wolf. “Bringing Jennifer to the firm will help us meet the burgeoning demands of our active clients. Her skills, reputation and depth of experience complement those of our existing partners.”

Ms. Bensch has experience in a wide variety of securities offerings, including initial public offerings and other public and private equity, equity-linked and hybrid security offerings, as well as high-yield and investment grade debt offerings, particularly in the context of acquisition financings and leveraged buyouts.

“Jennifer is a great addition to Weil,” said Daniel S. Dokos, head of Weil’s global finance practice and member of the firm’s management committee. “Our practice has been growing and we are pleased to welcome someone with Jennifer’s broad range of experience with underwriters of securities, corporate issuers and private equity sponsors.”

“I am pleased to be joining Weil’s Capital Markets practice,” said Ms. Bensch. “The firm’s blue chip client list and reputation provide an attractive platform. I look forward to participating in the expansion of the practice.”

Ms. Bensch is a member of the New York, California and Washington, D.C. bars. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Colorado and holds a J.D. from The George Washington University.
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