New York, June 11, 2014 ... Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that Henrik P. Patel has joined the Firm as partner in its Executive Compensation, Benefits and Employment practice. Mr. Patel will work closely with the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and will advise clients on all executive compensation and benefits matters.

"We are tremendously excited that Henrik has joined our executive compensation, benefits and employment practice," said John Reiss, Global Head of White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "Henrik has a fantastic record of helping both public companies and private equity firms on their most complicated, ‘bet the company' transactions and important compliance and disclosure concerns. The breadth of his expertise is a rare commodity that will be an incomparable resource for our clients."

Mr. Patel advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries on executive compensation and employee benefits issues that arise from public and private M&A and private equity transactions, debt and equity financings and IPOs. He counsels clients on compensation, succession planning, corporate governance, securities, tax, regulatory and compliance issues. Patel has extensive experience on deferred compensation, severance, change in control and retention matters.

"Henrik's transactional background offers our clients a unique value proposition, enabling him to create solutions to the most challenging compensation and benefits issues both in deals and on a day-to-day basis," said Greg Pryor, the Americas Regional Section Head for the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

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