Sullivan Expands New York Office with Regulatory Compliance Group

Bolstering Firm's Corporate and Litigation Practices and Providing Additional Expertise In Regulatory Counseling and Government Defense
Sullivan Press Release
May 22, 2019

NEW YORK – International law firm Sullivan (formerly Sullivan & Worcester LLP) today announced the arrival of four partners and three associates to the firm’s New York Corporate and Litigation practice groups. The lateral group joins from Robinson Brog and brings significant capital markets, transactional and financing experience, along with impressive litigation, securities law and white collar criminal capabilities.

Joining Sullivan are partners David E. Danovitch, Peter Ginsberg, Scott M. Miller and John H. Riley. Danovitch was former chair of the Robinson Brog Capital Markets and Corporate Transactional Department. Ginsberg, a deeply experienced litigator, previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.

"We welcome this impressive and highly credentialed team to our New York office," said Sullivan Managing Partner Joel Carpenter. "This is a sophisticated capital markets and white collar defense team with terrific transactional experience and regulatory expertise that aligns with our existing work and growth strategy. Not only do they bring considerable firepower to help us better serve our clients, but they will be instrumental in the continued growth of these practice areas."

The lateral group joins Sullivan as the firm looks to cement its position as a leading legal counselor to Israeli firms and U.S. emerging growth companies seeking access to capital. Sullivan, through its Israeli joint venture ZAG / Sullivan, is uniquely positioned to represent Israeli companies in the U.S. and Israel on a range of legal issues.

"It’s an exciting time to be joining Sullivan," said David Danovitch. "Sullivan’s plan to build out its capital markets capabilities aligns with what my colleagues and I were seeking. There’s great compatibility between what we bring and the strong existing platform that Sullivan has in place. I’m confident that this combined dynamic and entrepreneurial group will be very successful."

"Sullivan provides us with an opportunity to provide services to our clients not only on a national, but also on an international level," said Ginsberg. "We are excited to be part of such a thriving, growth-oriented organization."

Associates also joining Sullivan from Robinson Brog are Nicholas Chionchio and Michael DeDonato. 

New Sullivan partners are (in alphabetical order):

David Danovitch counsels companies in an array of industries regarding transactional and regulatory issues. He represents issuers, broker-dealers and investment funds in financings, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financings and corporate governance matters. In addition, he advises broker-dealers and investment funds and their affiliates on all legal and regulatory aspects of securities, including employee issues, sales and trading, compliance and supervisory procedures, anti-money laundering and privacy.

Peter Ginsberg, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York who briefly headed an eponymous firm, focuses his practice on complex criminal investigations, trial work and related civil litigation. A seasoned litigator, he advises clients in various aspects of sports law, including professional sports and NCAA matters, and affirmative civil rights matters. In addition, he represents clients in a wide array of white collar criminal and securities matters, money laundering, fraud, bribery, antitrust, RICO and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. 

Scott Miller focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and intellectual property, capital markets and issues related to ESOPs. In addition, he advises technology, life sciences and consumer products companies, from early to late stage, with angel, seed, venture and other capital financing transactions. He also assists clients with license agreements, shareholder buy/sell agreements, employment agreements, stock option agreements and trademark issues.

John Riley focuses his practice on a wide array of transactional, capital markets and secured financing matters. He counsels companies on secured debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, corporate governance and securities law. He also represents issuers and underwriters, private equity and venture capital funds and domestic and offshore funds with a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters.

Sullivan also recently announced the addition to their New York office of Thomas Huszar, formerly partner and chair of the Corporate & Securities Department at Moritt Hick & Hamroff.

About Sullivan

Sullivan (formerly known as Sullivan & Worcester) represents clients that represent the future. From investment management, taxation, real estate, including sophisticated REIT and opportunity zone structures, to blockchain ventures and complex business transactions and related disputes, Sullivan’s nearly 200 attorneys in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, guide organizations that are rewriting the rules. Sullivan’s clients, including Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses, rely on Sullivan’s strategic vision, comfort with complexity and intense focus on results. ZAG / Sullivan (formerly ZAG-S&W) — a joint venture between Israel-based Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co. and Sullivan & Worcester LLP — provides counsel to Israel-based companies and U.S. companies with Israeli interests on a variety of legal matters including access to capital markets, international tech IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and tax. For more information please visit sullivanlaw.com.

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