Simpson Thacher & Bartlett announced that it has elected nine attorneys as members of the firm effective January 1, 2016.

The new partners are:

  • David Azarkh (New York) – Azarkh focuses his practice on capital markets, securities and corporate governance matters. He represents major investment banks, large corporate issuers and private equity sponsors in connection with securities offerings ranging from initial public offerings, 144A high yield debt offerings, leveraged buyouts, permanent capital vehicle structures, registered follow-on and secondary offerings, tender offers and commitment letters.
  • Carol Daniel (London) – Daniel concentrates her practice on U.S. capital markets transactions. Carol has extensive experience working for private equity sponsors, issuers and underwriters on their high yield bond offerings, restructurings, initial public offerings and other corporate finance transactions. She has also represented corporations and private equity sponsors in a variety of leveraged buyouts transactions, as well as general corporate and securities law matters.
  • Susannah Geltman (New York) – Geltman represents clients in a broad range of high-stakes litigation matters including securities, class action, insurance and reinsurance coverage and shareholder derivative disputes. She has extensive trial and arbitration experience.
  • Brian Gluck (New York) – Gluck concentrates his practice on banking, credit and acquisition finance. He regularly advises leading leveraged buyout sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with a variety of corporate finance transactions, including acquisition financing, bank and bridge loan financings and refinancings.
  • Jonathan Lindabury (New York) – Lindabury’s practice is focused on derivatives. He advises investment banks, private equity funds and corporations in the structuring, negotiation and execution of derivative transactions, and provides regulatory analysis and advice on related matters. Jonathan was a senior counsel at the firm prior to his election as a partner.
  • Wheatly MacNamara (London) – MacNamara is a member of the firm’s real estate department. Her areas of concentration are private equity real estate acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures.
  • Seema Shah (London) – Shah is a member of the firm’s private funds practice. Her practice focuses on the sponsoring and operation of private investment funds, and other aspects of private investing in alternative asset classes.
  • Sebastian Tiller (New York) – Tiller concentrates his practice on merger and acquisition transactions and corporate governance matters. He regularly represents corporations and private equity firms.
  • Jessica Tuchinsky (New York) – Tuchinsky focuses her practice on banking and credit. She represents lenders and arrangers in syndicated loan financings, with a focus on acquisition financings.