New York, August 17, 2015 - Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Selim Day has joined the firm as a partner in its Tech Group. Widely known as a top M&A, IPO, and growth capital attorney for emerging tech companies, Mr. Day joins from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he had spent the last 15 years as a partner.
Mr. Day said, "Lowenstein Sandler is New York's best platform for representing tech companies, period. No other law firm is as connected to the New York tech scene as Lowenstein, and its client list and deal sheet reflect this. The Tech Group has attracted an extensive community of founders and investors by providing support and connectivity in deep and creative ways."
Mr. Day has over 25 years of experience, predominantly representing tech companies, the investment banks that take them public and tech-focused private equity and growth funds. Before joining Lowenstein, Mr. Day had been at Wilson Sonsini in New York and Palo Alto. Prior to that, he practiced for close to a decade in Weil Gotshal & Manges' corporate group. Licensed to practice in New York and California, Mr. Day deepens Lowenstein's thriving New York and Silicon Valley-based tech and startup practice.
Ed Zimmerman, Chair of Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group, said, "I've known Selim since 2004 and know that he'll add real value for our clients, especially our growth companies looking to IPO." With one of the East Coast's deepest client rosters of "unicorns" (venture-backed startups valued at or above $1 billion) and a consistent commitment to tech in New York City, Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group presented a compelling opportunity for Mr. Day. Mr. Zimmerman noted, "New York has matured and become a magnet for tech startups and investors. Selim's experience handling elite tech IPOs and large scale M&A deals aligns with the trajectory of our team and our clients."
This move also reunites Mr. Day with former colleague Marita Makinen, Chair of Lowenstein's Mergers & Acquisitions Group, who joined Lowenstein after 18 years at Weil Gotshal. "Selim is also a great add to our M&A team, which combines the East Coast's leading startup and venture practice with big-ticket M&A expertise strengthened over the past years with laterals from Weil, Kirkland & Ellis, and Ropes & Gray."
Gary Wingens, Lowenstein Sandler Chairman and Managing Partner, said, "Lowenstein Sandler is growing because we focus on adding outstanding attorneys to practice groups where we have strength and see opportunity. Selim is the latest of a series of new partners who have joined Lowenstein from other top firms, and who now play leadership roles across our practices. They were all attracted by our core values and what we have achieved. Simply stated, our values make us different."
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