Johnny Skumpija joined Sidley Austin’s New York office as a partner in its capital markets practice.

Skumpija advises corporate clients and financial institutions in a variety of capital markets matters. He has experience with initial public offerings, direct listings and other equity financings, high yield and investment-grade debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, direct listings, SPAC transactions, private equity matters, and liability management transactions. He also advises companies with respect to governance, disclosure and other general corporate matters.

“Johnny is a tremendously talented and versatile lawyer who has advised and worked with some of the biggest names on Wall Street and across corporate America,” Ed Petrosky, global chair of Sidley Austin’s capital markets practice and a member of the firm’s executive committee, said. “His well-rounded experience and skill set are impressive and will enhance our capital markets practice’s ability to serve clients and navigate complex transactions.”

Skumpija’s experience and market knowledge in capital markets and M&A span a spectrum of industries and sectors, including automotive, consumer, energy, healthcare, industrials, logistics and transportation, technology, and telecommunications.

“Johnny is a trusted legal adviser who is highly respected in the market and will be an integral part of our exceptionally capable and diverse capital markets practice in New York,” Sam Gandhi, managing partner of Sidley Austin’s New York office and a member of the firm’s executive committee, said. “We remain committed to providing premium service and results to our clients, and Johnny’s arrival further solidifies our position as a premier transactional firm in the New York market.”