New Partner Joins Sullivan’s New York Finance Group
New York, NY – July 11, 2014 – Sullivan is pleased to announce that Darwin L. Conner has joined the firm as a partner in the Finance Group of the firm’s New York office.
Mr. Conner concentrates his practice in corporate finance. His experience includes the representation of title banks, direct-lending hedge funds, financial institutions, and borrowers in various complex, single-lender and syndicated acquisition, cash-based, subscription line, asset-backed, secured, unsecured and second lien financing transactions. He has represented numerous international commercial banks, financial institutions, direct-lending hedge funds, and investment banks. He has also represented various domestic and international corporations as borrowers.
Mr. Conner is active in various diversity initiatives and has been invited to serve on the firm’s Diversity Committee. Mr. Conner is a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow and currently sits on the LCLD Executive Committee as a Fellows Alumni Conference Committee Co-Chair. He is also a Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) member. He has prior experience working for the U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service in Singapore and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Mr. Conner holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. from Carleton College. Prior to joining Sullivan, Mr. Conner was a partner in the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP.
"Darwin is a fantastic addition to our New York Finance Group," said Joel Carpenter, managing partner of Sullivan. "He is a great lawyer, and our clients will benefit from his wide-ranging experience in complex financings."
"I’m very excited to work with the team at Sullivan," said Mr. Conner. "The firm offers an excellent platform for me, especially its strong roots serving clients in the financial services sector, as well as the unusually collegial environment."
Sullivan is a leading corporate law firm advising clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With more than 185 lawyers in Boston, London, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, banking, trade finance, securities and mutual funds, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate and REITs, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, environment and natural resources, climate change, renewable energy and water resources, regulatory law, and employment and benefits.