- New York
Howard A. Kenny is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice, and a member of the firm's Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity Practices. Mr. Kenny's practice focuses primarily on public and private offerings, securities regulation, corporate governance, and various business transactions.
Mr. Kenny advises a wide variety of clients in numerous industries, including media, retail, life sciences, financial services, and food. He assists clients in capital raisings, IPOs, venture capital investments, and acquisitions and sales of businesses. Mr. Kenny also acts as the regular securities disclosure and corporate governance counsel to a number of publicly traded companies. He has represented a large number of public and private, U.S., and foreign companies in connection with offerings of all types of debt instruments, including high yield and convertible debt. Mr. Kenny also frequently advises non-U.S. companies on securities regulation and stock exchange listings in the United States.
Mr. Kenny is admitted to practice in New York.
- 2013 offering of $350 million of convertible notes by a client in the life sciences industry.
- 2013, 2012, and 2011 offerings of $1.3 billion first lien notes, $450 million second lien notes, and $200 million of senior notes by portfolio companies of a private equity client.
- Pearson's offerings of approximately $3.3 billion of senior notes from 2001 through 2012.
- Jefferies Group's offerings of approximately $5.5 billion of senior notes, convertible notes and common stock from 2002 through 2013.
- 2012 offering of $225 million of senior notes by a cable system operator.
- 2011 private placement of $100 million of senior notes by client in the food industry.
- The New York Times Company's 2010 offering of $225 million of senior notes.
- 2010 offering of $600 million senior secured second lien notes in connection with a private equity client's acquisition of a public company.
- Offerings of convertible notes and senior notes by various clients in the financial services industry.
- The New York Times Company's purchases and sales of various newspaper, broadcast, internet, and other properties, including the 2012 sales of its Regional Media Group and About Group; bank and capital market financings; investments in internet businesses and the purchase and sale of interests in Fenway Sports Group.
- Leading European food company's establishment of its manufacturing and distribution operations in the United States.
- Sponsored ADR programs for several European issuers.
- University of Virginia School of Law, 1984, J.D.
- Yale University, 1981, B.A.