Shearman And Sterling

News February 22, 2021

Shearman & Sterling Expands Texas Capital Markets Offering with the Addition of Emily Leitch in Houston

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces that Emily Leitch has joined the firm as a partner within the Capital Markets practice in Houston.

Emily has extensive experience counseling clients across several industries, including those in the energy sector, on a broad range of corporate governance matters and disclosure obligations under U.S. federal securities laws and stock exchange rules. Emily also has wide-ranging experience in issuer representation, debt and equity offerings and advising clients on complex multibillion-dollar transactions. During her career, she has represented private equity sponsors in exits and financings and has worked with special purpose acquisition companies.

“Emily’s stellar capabilities and experience in the capital markets space will further strengthen our existing practice and complement offerings across our Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Compensation, Governance & ERISA groups,” said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling. “Adding top talent like Emily symbolizes our continued commitment to the Texas market, supplementing our broader strategy for growth and strengthening our business mix.”

“Shearman & Sterling has had a longstanding track record of representing issuer and underwriter clients on the full range of domestic and international securities offerings, regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues,” commented Ilir Mujalovic, partner and Americas Capital Markets Team Leader at Shearman & Sterling. “Emily's experience aligns with our existing offering, bolstering our strong bench of lawyers in our Americas Capital Markets practice and in Texas as we look to augment our issuer practice and continue to serve our growing energy upstream and midstream sector clients.”

Emily added: “Shearman has a leading and dynamic capital markets practice and I am excited to join this accomplished team to further enhance the firm’s energy offerings and continue delivering exceptional service to our clients in Texas, nationally and beyond.”

Emily’s addition follows five new lateral hires this year, including Mark Shapiro, Heather Waters Borthwick and Michael Saarinen in New York and Florian Harder and Jann Jetter in Munich.