Press Release

Corporate Securities Partner Lawrence Bard Joins Morrison & Foerster

10/27/2008

Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2008) – Morrison & Foerster LLP is pleased to announce that Lawrence R. Bard has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Group, resident in the Northern Virginia Office. 

Mr. Bard’s practice is focused on corporate finance and securities law matters, including public and private offerings, venture capital transactions and other financing transactions. He has advised companies on issues of corporate governance, business planning, securities law compliance, executive compensation, commercial contracts and joint ventures.  Mr. Bard primarily represents public technology companies and financial institutions. He has successfully completed many of the most important initial public offerings for companies in the mid-Atlantic region, including DigitalNet, Deltek, Inc. and Tellium, Inc.  He also has extensive experience in private equity and public/public mergers & acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of Arinc by Carlyle and the acquisition of DigitalNet by BAE Systems. 

“Larry is a highly regarded corporate securities lawyer whose expertise fits perfectly with the recent addition of the former Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, David Lynn,” said Lawrence Yanowitch, Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s mid-Atlantic corporate practice. “Larry’s expertise in advising public companies on a wide range of sophisticated securities and compliance issues gives us added depth to serve clients on the critical issues they face in this market.”

“Larry is a terrific addition to our mid-Atlantic practice,” said Dan Westman, Northern Virginia Managing Partner.  “Morrison & Foerster has one of the largest corporate practices in the mid-Atlantic region and it continues to thrive and expand despite the turmoil in the financial markets. “Our ability to attract lawyers of Dave’s and Larry’s caliber reflects the quality and momentum of our practice.”

Mr. Bard was previously a partner at Fried Frank.  He received his J.D. from George Washington University where he was Order of the Coif.

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