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Leading Cross-Border M&A Lawyer Amy Comer Joins Crowell & Moring’s London Office

New partner will advise clients on cross-border investment and financial matters, with a primary focus in emerging markets

London – October 10, 2017: Crowell & Moring LLP is delighted to announce the addition of Amy B. Comer as a partner in the firm's Corporate Group in London. Comer is an internationally recognized practitioner who has nearly 20 years of experience handling international corporate, commercial, and technology transactions, with a primary focus in emerging markets. She will advise clients on cross-border and U.S. domestic investment and financial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, restructurings, corporate and project finance transactions, and general corporate and commercial matters.

“Amy is an established mergers and acquisitions lawyer on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Angela Styles, chair of Crowell & Moring. “Her addition enhances the firm’s capabilities to advise clients on complex cross-border joint ventures and investments in emerging markets across EMEA and Asia. We are pleased to welcome her to the firm.”

Comer’s global and U.S. clients span multiple industries, including technology, media, telecommunications, energy, life sciences, insurance, and financial services. In the energy sector, she negotiates and drafts wholesale power purchase and tolling agreements, natural gas sales and purchase agreements, and energy hedging (derivative) agreements. Additionally, she counsels media clients on copyright, trademark, and licensing issues related to the distribution and licensing of films, television programs, and music. She also advises clients in the technology and telecommunications industry on software licenses, technology development agreements, privacy policies, and website terms of use.

“Amy’s reputation for deftly handling sophisticated transactions in emerging international markets is well known, particularly in the energy and healthcare sectors,” said Morris F. DeFeo Jr., co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Group. “She is highly regarded by clients who rely on her counsel to offer exceptional value from a business and legal perspective. Her addition provides an important capability to our Corporate Group.”

Jack Thomas, managing partner of the firm’s London office, said of Comer: “Amy’s presence solidifies our corporate depth in London, adding to our already notable office capabilities in insurance, sanctions, and arbitration.” 

Comer joins the firm from Morgan Lewis, where she was instrumental in building its corporate practice in London. She has been recognized in recent years by Legal 500 UK and Chambers Global.

“I’m excited to join Crowell & Moring’s distinguished group of lawyers,” Comer said. “I am eager to help grow the firm’s corporate presence in London and expand our work in emerging markets.”

Comer earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and her B.A. from Utah State University. She is admitted to practice in England & Wales and in New York.

About Crowell & Moring’s Corporate Group

Crowell & Moring’s Corporate Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and regulatory lawyers that offers a full-service corporate practice with an emphasis on M&A, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, corporate securities and finance and complex outsourcing, IP, and commercial arrangements. The group works with large international and domestic public companies, mid-sized and emerging businesses, privately held firms, private equity sponsors and hedge funds, investment firms, and high net-worth individuals across a wide range of industries. It is adept at operating in industries such as healthcare, defense and other government contracts, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, retail/consumer goods, energy, life sciences, and high tech.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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