IRVINE, May 8, 2014: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce that Business and Finance practice partner Ellen Bancroft was named one of California’s Top 100 Women Lawyers in the corporate and transactional category on May 7 by The Daily Journal. The annual list recognizes leading women lawyers based in California, and it highlighted several of Ms. Bancroft’s recent deals, including a $120 million private equity investment deal that closed in August 2013. She was also praised for the depth of her transactional experience, which includes more than 50 public and private acquisitions, ranging in size from several million dollars to more than $1 billion, as well as more than 40 registered public offerings. The list of leading women lawyers recognized 75 litigators and 25 lawyers practicing corporate and transactional work.
Ms. Bancroft has more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and private equity financings, as well as IPOs, follow-on and secondary public offerings, PIPEs, and registered offerings. Her practice includes a broad range of corporate and securities transactional matters, Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory matters, New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listing and compliance matters, general corporate counseling, and corporate governance matters. Her clients range from venture backed privately-held companies to large, well-established public companies. She serves as general counsel to many of her clients and their management and boards of directors, helping to shape and execute their business strategies and advising them on day-to-day legal and other strategic issues.