Sullivan & Worcester Elects New Partners

Press Release
January 5, 2021

Boston, London, New York - Global law firm Sullivan & Worcester LLP today announced that three associates have been promoted to partner.

"These three talented attorneys offer a diverse range of strengths to our firm and are representative of the dynamic, strategic thinking we deliver to clients," said Joel Carpenter, managing partner of Sullivan. "It gives me great pleasure to announce that they have advanced to partner at Sullivan."

Arinze N. Onugha (New York) is a Corporate Partner. His practice focuses on forming and advising private investment funds. He also represents regulated fund of funds, family offices and other institutional investors in connection with their primary and secondary investments in domestic and offshore buyout, real estate, venture capital, structured equity and other private investment funds. Arinze has been recognized by the Jackie Robinson Foundation as one of its "42 under 40" Distinguished Jackie Robinson Scholar Alumni, and, through charitable organizations, assists students from underrepresented communities in learning business law concepts. Arinze received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he is a member of the Board of Directors of the law school's Alumni Association.

Matthew Lane (Boston) is a Corporate Partner. Matt focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, general business transactions and representing institutional and other investors in equity investments, particularly joint ventures. His sports law practice includes the representation of tax-exempt amateur athletic organizations and athletes in a variety of areas, including endorsement contract negotiations and commercial rights. Matt has served as a USATF authorized Athlete Representative and worked as agent/manager for several professional athletes in the sport of track and field. Prior to joining the firm, Matt was an adjunct instructor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law teaching International and Comparative Sports Law. Matt was a professional runner, sponsored by Nike, and was a member of two U.S. national teams. As a collegiate, he was an 11-time NCAA Division I All-American and the 2001 U.S. Track Coaches Association Athlete of the Year. He is a 2011 inductee to the College of William & Mary Athletic Hall of Fame. Matt earned his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.

Sam Fowler-Holmes (London) is a Partner in the Trade Finance Group. Sam specializes in structured and unstructured trade, commodity and export finance, advising both financial institution and corporate clients on a range of financing products including pre-export financing, prepayment financing, letter of credit and payment instrument facilities and working capital and borrowing base financings. Sam has extensive experience advising clients on a wide variety of supply-chain finance structures and has acted for electronic platform providers and platform participants. He regularly advises on risk distribution techniques, including funded and unfunded participations and standby letters of credit and demand guarantees, and on insurance-related issues. Sam has acted on matters in relation to numerous jurisdictions across mainland Europe, CIS, Africa, Asia and the Americas and in connection with a significant range of commodities including oil, gas, metals and soft commodities. Sam is a regular speaker at the Sullivan trade and export finance seminars and is a member of the ITFA Emerging Leaders Committee.

About Sullivan
Sullivan & Worcester (Sullivan) is a leading AmLaw 200 law firm. With over 200 attorneys in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, they 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. As a global law firm, Sullivan’s reach extends beyond the United States. Sullivan has represented clients around the world and has a deep bench for working on a variety of matters and issues affecting clients globally.

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