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Leading International Securities Attorney Jonathan Lemberg Joins Farella Braun + Martel

May 31, 2005 Announcement

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 31, 2005):  Farella Braun + Martel LLP announced today that Jonathan H. Lemberg has joined the firm as a partner in its Business Transactions practice group.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as the managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office. 

“We are delighted to welcome an attorney of Jonathan’s caliber to our firm,” said Steven Lowenthal, Chairman of Farella Braun + Martel.   “He is a tremendous addition to our business practice and we expect him to play a key role growing and expanding our transactional   service offerings.”   

For more than nine years, Mr. Lemberg was resident in Hong Kong representing Asia-based clients in private equity and venture capital matters, international public offerings and private placements, and investments in the U.S. companies.   He has advised on fund formation and fund investments in numerous emerging companies in both Asia and the United States and worked on public, private and Regulation S/Rule 144A offerings of equity and debt for Chinese and Hong Kong companies; Eurobond offerings for Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Indian companies; and a wide variety of U.S. securities offerings.  He has also represented Japanese, European and American banks in lending transactions in the United States and Europe.

“Asia has become increasingly important to our clients, and Jonathan brings a unique understanding of Asian business practices and cultures, as well as fluency in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese languages that will benefit their business interests,” said Dan Cohn, chair of the firm’s Commercial Department.  “Jonathan not only strengthens our international capabilities, but he also provides great depth and expertise as we serve our clients’ needs across the country.”

“Farella Braun + Martel has a distinguished history, tradition and reputation in San Francisco’s legal community, and I am excited about being a part of that,” said Lemberg.  “I am particularly impressed with the collaborative way in which the firm approaches the practice of law and delighted to be joining its outstanding team of attorneys.”

Mr. Lemberg is a graduate of the University of Chicago, receiving a B.A. degree with honors.   As an undergraduate, he also attended the Stanford Center in Taiwan and was an exchange student at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. 

Mr. Lemberg graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar, a Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and the recipient of a certificate of achievement with honors from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law.

About Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Since its founding in 1962, Farella Braun + Martel has achieved a national reputation for the acumen of its business practice, the high profile cases of its complex commercial litigation practice and its prestigious client base. Based in San Francisco, the firm serves a broad range of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses. The firm also has an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry and related businesses.   

Press Contact: 
David Bruns
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Director of Marketing
415.954.4400

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