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McDermott Will & Emery’s White to chair Association for Corporate Growth

McDermott Will & Emery has announced that Dennis White, a partner in the firm’s corporate department based in Boston, has been named as the Association for Corporate Growth’s chairm

McDermott Will & Emery has announced that Dennis White, a partner in the firm’s corporate department based in Boston, has been named as the Association for Corporate Growth’s chairman for 2009-2010.

White (pictured) currently serves as ACG’s vice chairman. He succeeds the 2008-2009 chairman Harris Smith, managing partner of private equity at Grant Thornton.

ACG is a professional organisation focused on corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions.

‘The nominating committee has selected new leaders from among those nominated by ACG members around the world,’ says Gary A. LaBranche, ACG president and chief executive. ‘The 2009-10 board of directors have already demonstrated their commitment to the organisation and will ensure the continued growth and strength of ACG into the future.’

‘I look forward to serving as the ACG Chairman,’ White says. ‘ACG is a thriving organization offering its members truly unparalleled value. I look forward to working with the board of directors and Gary to continue to create opportunities for ACG members around the world to network, share best practices, source deals and grow their businesses.’

White’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private and public offerings of securities, senior debt financings , restructurings and sales of distressed companies and corporate governance counselling.

He has more than 20 years experience in representing emerging and mature companies, family businesses, private equity and venture capital firms and senior lenders in the US and internationally.

He regularly counsels foreign companies on establishing operations and acquiring businesses in the US.

White is also a member of the American and Boston Bar Associations, as well as the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association.

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