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NEW YORK — Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has announced that it has elected six attorneys as members of the firm effective Jan. 1, 2010. The new partners are: Elisha D. Graff, Justin M. Lungstrum, Peter Martelli, Marisa D. Stavenas, Alan C. Turner and Joyce Y. Xu. All of the new partners are based in the firm’s New York office.
Graff is a member of the firm’s corporate department. His practice focuses on bankruptcy and restructuring with an emphasis on representing financial institutions and debtors in Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2000 and his B.A. from Yeshiva University, magna cum laude, in 1997. Graff joined Simpson Thacher in 2000.
Lungstrum is a member of the firm’s corporate department. His practice focuses on banking, credit and acquisition finance. He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2000, where he was an editor of the University of Kansas Law Review, and his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1995. Lungstrum joined Simpson Thacher in 2000.
Martelli is a member of the firm’s corporate department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2000 and his B.S. from Cornell University in 1997. Martelli joined Simpson Thacher in 2000.
Stavenas is a member of the firm’s corporate department. Her practice focuses on capital markets and securities matters with an emphasis on high yield debt and debt restructuring transactions. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, in 1999 and her B.A. from Washington University, magna cum laude, in 1996. Stavenas joined Simpson Thacher in 1999.
Turner is a member of the firm’s litigation department. His practice involves a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including securities, insurance, reinsurance and antitrust litigations, and commercial contract disputes. He received his LL.M from the University of Chicago Law School in 2000 and his LL.B from The University of Auckland in 1996. Turner joined Simpson Thacher in 2000.
Xu is a member of the firm’s corporate department. Her practice focuses on derivatives with an emphasis on equity derivatives. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2000, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997, where she was a member of the University Scholars Program. She was a senior counsel at the firm before her election as partner. Xu joined the firm in 2007.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.simpsonthacher.com.