Nixon Peabody hires specialized securities counsel

June 02, 2016

Chief Communications Officer
Allison McClain

Rochester, NY. Nixon Peabody is expanding its national securities practice with the arrival of Christine Westbrook, an experienced business and securities attorney, who joins the firm’s Rochester, New York office as counsel.

“Christine has more than a decade of experience working with public company clients and private entities, and has established herself as a go-to practitioner,” said John C. Partigan, partner & leader of Nixon Peabody’s securities practice group. “Her experiences as an in-house attorney, and her time spent working at two prestigious Wall Street law firms provide Christine with a unique perspective, and one that will be an advantage to our clients.”

With a diverse background, Christine has experience navigating the complex and constantly changing rules for accessing public capital markets and acquiring businesses for public and privately held companies. Christine is well-versed in representing issuers in diverse corporate transactions including public securities offerings registered under the ’33 Act, unregistered securities offerings pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S, and M&A.

“We are thrilled to welcome Christine to our Rochester office,” said Carolyn G. Nussbaum, Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody’s Rochester office. “She is a highly specialized securities attorney with the know-how to help with our clients whether it be launching public offerings and private placements to providing advice on corporate governance issues as well as securities compliance and disclosure matters. We look forward to introducing Christine to our clients throughout New York State and beyond.”

Christine earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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