Sullivan & Worcester Partner Takes ABA's Top Spot

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Sullivan & Worcester LLP corporate finance whiz James R. Silkenat assumed the presidency of the American Bar Association on Tuesday, becoming the first New York-based attorney to lead the group in 25 years and vowing to forge a legal job corps to match young lawyers with clients in need.

The partner, who specializes in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, project finance transactions and private equity investment funds, will serve as president of the Chicago-based 400,000-lawyer group until August 2014.

As he took over the role...
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