Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has strengthened its corporate transactional capabilities in California with the addition of JR Lanis, who joins the firm as a partner residing in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Joining the firm along with JR is associate Sujata P. Wiese.

Mr. Lanis has significant experience working with clients in public securities offerings and reporting, as well as private equity and venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He serves as outside general counsel to a number of public and private companies, registered investment companies and family offices. He is also active in the Silicon Beach community.

“JR is a highly respected securities and corporate attorney whose extensive experience broadens our overall capabilities in California,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “His addition enhances our ability to assist clients with corporate matters in a key growth market for the firm.”

Throughout his career, Mr. Lanis has worked with publicly traded and privately held companies and investors in the technology, financial services, real estate, life sciences and energy industries. He has experience handling public company reporting for NASDAQ, NYSE and OTC listed companies and assists clients with stock exchange requirements and compliance matters.

“JR has an outstanding reputation and strong relationships in the business and legal communities in California. We’re excited to have JR and Sujata join the firm,” said Neil K. Haimm, Chair of Drinker Biddle’s Corporate Practice Group. “Their experience with high-profile transactions adds depth to our team and builds momentum for our corporate practice in California.”

Most recently, Mr. Lanis and Ms. Wiese were at Fox Rothschild LLP, as a partner and associate, respectively.

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