NEW YORK–()–Otterbourg P.C. announced today that Tarnetta V. Jones has joined the firm as Of Counsel in both the Banking & Finance and the Corporate departments. Having started her career at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, Ms. Jones later became a partner in the Corporate department of Kirkland & Ellis. Subsequently, Ms. Jones founded and served as CEO of ACATA, a legal and strategic services firm serving entrepreneurs and founders of early stage startups companies.

Ms. Jones represents various public and private companies, including institutional lenders, finance companies, private equity and hedge fund sponsors as well as startup companies in a wide range of industries. Her practice focuses on general corporate matters, corporate governance and complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including debt and equity financings, acquisitions, and restructurings.

“Tarnetta’s vast financial and corporate expertise gives her a depth of perspective that will be valuable to our financial and corporate clients,” said Richard L. Stehl, Otterbourg’s chairman. “She is a great addition to the firm.”

Ms. Jones added, “Joining Otterbourg’s highly esteemed banking and finance and corporate groups is a great opportunity to build a strong practice at a firm with an exceptional reputation in New York’s legal community.”

Ms. Jones’ practice spans a number of industries, including financial services, computer software and hardware, manufacturing and production, education, retail, telecommunications and media. She also has extensive pro bono experience having worked on matters involving The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, The Legal Aid Society, The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and the United Nations Women's Guild. Ms. Jones has a B.A., cum laude, from Wake Forest University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

About Otterbourg P.C.

Otterbourg P.C. offers clients a unique combination of legal insight and practical solutions and is known for its integrity, legal expertise, stability and business knowledge. The firm, established more than 100 years ago, regularly represents clients in matters of national and international scope, including banks, finance companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate investment firms, corporate clients and high net-worth individuals. The firm’s practice areas include domestic and cross-border financings, litigation and alternative dispute resolutions, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, and trusts and estates.

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