Jessica Shizu Isokawa and Bradley Kondracki
Private Equity Investments + Buyouts, Mergers + Acquisitions, and Emerging Companies + Venture Capital
SAN FRANCISCO (July 10, 2019) – Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Jessica Isokawa and Bradley Kondracki have joined the firm as partners in the San Francisco office. Ms. Isokawa joins Morrison & Foerster’s Global Private Equity Investments & Buyouts Group and will also work closely with its market-leading Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group, while Mr. Kondracki joins the firm’s premier Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group (ECVC).
“Jessica and Brad are highly accomplished lawyers. They will play important roles in the continued growth of our already prominent Private Equity, M&A, and ECVC practices in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Eric McCrath, Co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. “Jessica and Brad’s arrival underscores our continued commitment to deepening our corporate bench with the most promising talent and experience. It also highlights our intent to further add to our strength in the Bay Area where we have been a leader for many years.”
Ms. Isokawa focuses her practice on M&A transactions and the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a broad range of corporate matters, including strategic and leveraged acquisitions of public and private company targets, divestitures, venture and growth equity investments, and restructurings. Ms. Isokawa regularly represents clients in transactions covering a variety of industries, including technology, consumer products, and financial services.
“Morrison & Foerster is the premier law firm in the Bay Area and has an impressive cross-border corporate platform,” said Ms. Isokawa. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to advise clients on their critical legal and business needs, and to help further build the firm’s outstanding Private Equity and M&A practices.”
Mr. Kondracki brings to the firm significant experience working with Silicon Valley private and public companies on a wide range of transactional and counseling matters, including venture capital financings, corporate formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public company disclosure requirements, and SEC compliance matters. Additionally, Mr. Kondracki regularly advises venture capital firms and other institutional investors on private company investments.
“Having the opportunity to join Morrison & Foerster’s rapidly growing ECVC Group with such a strong global team was one I couldn’t pass up,” said Mr. Kondracki. “I’m delighted to be a part of the firm’s thriving ECVC practice and to support the expansion of its offerings in the Bay Area.”
Ms. Isokawa and Mr. Kondracki are just the latest partners to join Morrison & Foerster’s preeminent Corporate Department. Most recently, the firm welcomed a team of nine corporate lawyers, including four partners: Randy Bullard, Alexandra Aguirre, Enrique Augusto Conde, and Juan Manuel Delgado. The team primarily represents multinational companies in cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, and financial transactions, and has substantial experience advising on inbound and outbound investments for Latin American clients.
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