NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 – Otterbourg P.C. announced today that John J. Hanley has joined the firm as a member in the corporate group. Mr. Hanley’s practice focuses on the leveraged loan market (primary and secondary market and related transactions) as well as the offering and sale of debt and equity securities. He comes to the firm from Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, where he was a partner.

“John is a great addition to Otterbourg, and we enthusiastically welcome him to the firm,” said Daniel Wallen, Otterbourg’s chairman.  “He has a strong practice that enhances our corporate, banking and finance, and restructuring and bankruptcy groups.  We offer John and his clients expertise that complements John’s strengths and increases the range of available services to his clients.”

Mr. Hanley represents hedge funds, investment banks, trading desks, and special purpose vehicles in the purchase and sale of bank loans and other financial claims in the U.S., European, Latin American and Asia Pacific markets.  He also represents lenders and arrangers in syndicated loan transactions and underwriters, initial purchasers and placement agents in the offering and sale of debt and equity securities in 144A and Regulation D transactions.  Mr. Hanley is actively involved in developing standards through his participation in the Loan Syndications and Trading Association.

“I’m excited by the opportunity Otterbourg provides me to expand my practice and improve what I can do for my clients,” Mr. Hanley said. “The firm has a collaborative culture focused on client service, and it is particularly strong in the practice areas where my clients need the most support.”

Mr. Hanley earned his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Summa Cum Laude. He was named by the Irish Voice to the Irish Legal 100 in 2012 and 2013.

About Otterbourg P.C.

Otterbourg P.C. offers clients a unique combination of legal insight and practical solutions and is known for its integrity, stability and business knowledge.  The firm regularly represents clients in matters of national and international scope, including institutional lenders and creditors such as banks, asset-based lenders, hedge funds and private equity firms.  The firm’s practice includes domestic and cross-border financings, litigation and alternative dispute resolutions, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, and trusts and estates.