Lance J. Phillips has joined Eversheds Sutherland’s M&A and Private Capital teams in its Chicago office.

Phillips is the second M&A partner, and fifth partner overall, to join Eversheds Sutherland in Chicago since the firm opened an office there in 2019.

“We are excited to kick off the year with the addition of Lance whose arrival strengthens our global M&A practice and continues to build our presence in Chicago,” said Mark D. Wasserman, co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland. “As a pivotal market for private equity and a number of key industries and sectors, Chicago is a key market for many of our clients in the US and around the world.”

Phillips joins from Skadden’s corporate group in Chicago and advises public and private clients on all aspects of domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions, divestitures, controlling and noncontrolling equity transfers, corporate finance, SEC and other regulatory compliance matters, shareholder activism and corporate governance. His clients span a variety of sectors and industries.