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Corporate Partner Joe Daniels Joins Sheppard Mullin New York

Emerging Company and Venture Capital Dealmaker Latest Addition to Growing Office & Practice Group

July 1, 2015

Joseph F. Daniels has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s New York office as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice group.  Daniels joins from Loeb & Loeb.

"We are very pleased to welcome Joe, who brings additional emerging company and venture capital expertise to our New York offices.  His transactional practice mix, which includes VC financings, M&A, public offerings and buyouts, is both complementary and supplementary to our existing capabilities," said Jon W. Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. 

"I was attracted to Sheppard Mullin’s successful Corporate practice group growth on the East Coast, as well as the breadth and depth of the firm’s full-service capabilities throughout the U.S. and globally.  I look forward to participating in the firm’s efforts to continue its expansion in the New York market, and the growth of its emerging company and VC practice firmwide," Daniels commented.  "I am impressed with the opportunity and camaraderie at the firm, which will be a terrific platform for further growing my practice."

"Joe joins Sheppard Mullin as part of our ongoing strategic goal to continue building our transactional capabilities in New York and firm wide.  He is an accomplished corporate and capital markets attorney and VC insider.  We have gained significant market share on the East Coast in recent years and Joe’s decision to join us is terrific evidence of our continued momentum,” commented Shon Glusky, co-chair of Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate practice group.

Daniels represents startup to publicly-held technology, life science and consumer companies, venture capital and private equity funds and investment banks in a wide range of seed and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other public offerings.  He regularly advises a broad range of startups, venture-backed companies and VC funds, and has led hundreds of venture and strategic financing transactions.  Daniels has helped companies and private equity firms handle over $5 billion of merger, acquisition and disposition transactions.  Additionally, he has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 25 IPOs and follow-on public offerings involving companies in the technology, life sciences and consumer sectors, including leading investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Oppenheimer.

Daniels also serves as outside general counsel for numerous companies, assisting them with everything from day-to-day business transactions to multinational strategic alliance transactions ranging from technology and distribution partnerships to joint ventures.  He focuses on representing clients involved in high-growth sectors, and has experience with a broad range of industries, including adtech, biotech, cleantech, consumer, digital media, ecommerce, energy, Internet of Things, Fintech/financial services, life sciences, mobile, semiconductor, software, UAVs and telecommunications. 

Daniels received a J.D. from University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 1996 and a B.A. from University of California at Berkeley in 1992. 

Also today, Sheppard Mullin added Johneth Park to the Corporate practice group in the firm’s Seoul office.  Park joins from Simpson Thacher. 

Last week, Steve Chananie joined Sheppard Mullin’s New York office as a partner in the firm’s Healthcare practice and Corporate practice group.  Chananie joined from Garfunkel Wild, where he was head of the firm’s Compliance and Defense practice group.  In March, the firm added Corporate partner Andy Felner in New York.  Felner joined Sheppard Mullin from FDX Capital LLC/FDX Offshore LLC, where he was co-founder and managing partner. 

Last month, partner Hwan Kim joined the Corporate practice group in Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. from Squire Patton Boggs.  In April, Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate practice group added partners Mike McKinnon in Orange County and Adam Ettinger in Century City.  McKinnon joined from Greenberg Traurig and Ettinger joined from Strategic Counsel Corp. where he was managing partner. 

Sheppard Mullin has 70 attorneys based in its New York office.  The firm's Corporate practice group includes 145 attorneys firmwide.