NEW YORK (February 26, 2013)DLA Piper announced today that Gregory Ruback has joined the firm’s Finance practice as a partner in New York. 

A seasoned leveraged finance lawyer with both lender and borrower experience, Ruback represents corporate borrowers, including private equity firms, as well as leading financial institutions and agents in bilateral and syndicated acquisition and working capital financings. He has a broad background working with a UK loan provider and senior secured credit facilities, first and second lien facilities, bridge and takeout facilities, mezzanine financings and asset-based loan facilities, as well as significant experience with work-out and restructuring matters. His international experience includes transactions involving loan parties and/or assets located in a number of jurisdictions outside the United States, including Europe and South America.

“Greg brings a level of highly sophisticated legal skills and related financial services industry experience that are essential to servicing the needs of our clients,” said Roger Meltzer, co-chair of DLA Piper in the Americas and global chair of the firm’s Corporate and Finance Practice. “His unique background and demonstrated ability to strengthen relationships with institutional clients will propel the continued growth of our leveraged finance practice and the other corporate practices it supports.”

“Greg has a proven ability to handle the full range of leveraged finance transactions, which will complement our global services. His credibility and name recognition in the market will be tremendous assets to our New York platform,” said Heidi Levine, co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s New York office.

Ruback joins DLA Piper from Proskauer Rose LLP, where he was a partner in the Corporate Department. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Business & Articles Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal, and his B.S. from Babson College.

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