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5 February 20242 minute read

DLA Piper expands Leveraged Finance Practice with the addition of partners Alan Rockwell and Heather Waters Borthwick

DLA Piper is expanding its Leveraged Finance Practice with the addition of Alan Rockwell and Heather Waters Borthwick as partners in the New York office.

Rockwell represents leading investment and commercial banks, private credit funds and direct lenders and other financial institutions. His practice spans public and private domestic and cross-border leveraged, investment grade and acquisition finance, and he has experience in broadly syndicated and private credit financings (including bridge financings), refinancings and recapitalizations, asset-based lending, debtor-in-possession and exit financings and restructuring and work outs across a broad range of industries and sectors. Rockwell’s experience in the US, European and Asian leveraged finance markets covers both New York law and English law secured financings and workouts involving companies in more than 30 different jurisdictions. 

Borthwick has experience advising leading financial institutions, commercial and investment banks, private credit funds and direct lenders, private equity firms and corporate borrowers on a broad range of financing matters. These include broadly syndicated and direct lending leveraged acquisition financings (both domestic and cross-border), refinancings and recapitalizations, asset-based financings, investment grade lending transactions, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings. 

“Alan and Heather have a proven track record of advising leading financial institutions across sectors. Their arrival further bolsters our commitment to providing the strategic counsel clients need to navigate complex transactions, financing matters, and more,” said Richard Reilly, global co-head of DLA Piper’s Finance practice. 

“We are delighted to welcome Alan and Heather to our New York team. Their significant experience in financial services will enhance the capabilities of our Leveraged Finance practice, not only in a major economic hub, but also in the US and the EU,” said Cara Edwards, managing partner of the firm’s New York office.