(NEW YORK) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Brian Hecht has joined its Corporate practice as a partner resident in the New York office.

"Brian possesses the exhaustive knowledge, comprehensive experience and industry-leading business perspective that Katten clients expect," said Mark R. Grossmann, global head of Katten's Corporate practice. "As part of our team, he will help us identify and resolve the complex legal issues they often face and generally assist in their business needs, creating value at every stage."

Hecht has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. He represents multinational corporations, issuers, private equity sponsors and underwriters on various initial public offerings, numerous high yield offerings, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, tender offers and investment grade debt offerings.

His mergers and acquisitions practice concentrates on public and private multibillion-dollar acquisitions and divestitures for private equity funds and public companies. He advises funds, portfolio companies and publicly traded companies with respect to 1934 Act reporting and compliance as well as corporate governance issues.

Prior to joining Katten, Hecht was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.