John D. Lobrano is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department, where he is a member of the Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions Practices. John regularly advises on domestic and international securities offerings, with particular experience in offerings of convertible notes and other equity-linked securities as well as high yield debt financings. John’s capital markets engagements have included representations of issuers, designated underwriters’ counsel engagements and regular representation of major investment banks.
John’s capital markets practice is complemented by frequent restructuring and liability management engagements, including representations of major investment banks as dealer managers or solicitation agents, as well as issuers, in connection with debt tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations. Over the past 20 years, John also advised on well more than 100 liability management transactions.
John also has considerable experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, having represented many of the Firm’s significant private equity sponsors such as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and The Blackstone Group and their portfolio companies.
John’s practice has long included a substantial international component. John is a member of the Firm’s International Practice and practiced in the Firm’s London office for seven years. John has advised on securities offerings by North American, South American, European, Asian and Australian issuers.
John is well recognized as one of the world’s leading capital markets lawyers. He is identified as a leading practitioner in a wide variety of publications, including International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, PLC Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook, The Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers.
John joined Simpson Thacher in 1983 and became a Partner in 1991. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1979 and his J.D. from NYU Law School in 1983, where he was an editor of the Annual Survey of American Law. John is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, The New York State Bar Association and The American Bar Association. John is a member of the TriBar Opinion Committee.
John presently serves as a trustee on the Board of Trustees of Landmark College in Putney, Vermont and formerly served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Lawyers’ Alliance for New York, a provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations.