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Foley Hoag Expands Capital Markets Practice with New Partner Samita T. Ali-Khan

June 13, 2022

Attorney Samita T. Ali-Khan has joined Foley Hoag LLP as a partner in the Capital Markets practice. Ali-Khan will deepen Foley Hoag’s capabilities in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, U.S. and international business transactions, restructuring transactions, business counseling, debt finance transactions and private equity transactions.

“Foley Hoag is an esteemed, forward-thinking law firm that prioritizes full service to clients, assisting in both their current and future needs,” said Ali-Khan. “This is an amazing opportunity to continue to grow my practice alongside such a strong group of attorneys in the Capital Markets practice and across the firm. It is also no secret that I am passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion, and I am very proud to be joining a firm with long-standing principles of fair access, equal opportunity and social justice that also has the courage to hold itself accountable while advancing these goals.”

Ali-Khan advises a wide range of private equity sponsors and public and private corporate clients in exempt high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings and private placement debt offerings in the U.S., Europe and Asia. She also has notable experience advising banks and issuers in registered and private placement equity and rights offerings, representing banks and private equity sponsors in syndicated loan financings, advising corporate clients and private equity sponsors in cross-border restructurings of businesses, and standalone mergers and acquisitions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Samita to the firm. Her extensive transactional experience, breadth of skills and impressive background will add depth to our expertise in debt offerings and bolster our securities counsel in international offerings,” said Foley Hoag partner and Capital Markets practice Co-Chair, John Hancock. “Samita is an immediate asset to our team and adds further scale to our extensive practice, which will greatly benefit Foley Hoag’s existing and prospective clients.”

Foley Hoag’s Capital Markets practice covers the full spectrum of securities offerings for emerging industries, life science and technology clients. Our lawyers assist clients in underwritten public offerings, de-SPAC transactions, PIPEs, at-the-market offerings and equity lines of credit. The team assists clients in structuring transactions in all market conditions and in navigating regulatory requirements to enable clients to obtain necessary funding and exploit market windows.

Before joining Foley Hoag, Ali-Khan was a partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and previously an associate in the London and New York offices of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Africana Studies from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from The University of Chicago Law School.