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Sherri Snelson Joins O'Melveny's London Office

May 18, 2009

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
202.220.5022 - office
(202) 870-1800 - cell
phall@omm.com

Marjory Appel
O'Melveny & Myes LLP
(212) 408-2471 - office
(917) 287-7674 - cell
mappel@omm.com

LONDON — O’Melveny & Myers LLP announced that Sherri Snelson, UK/US acquisition finance lawyer, will be joining the Firm’s London office as a partner and member of the Corporate Finance/Capital Markets Practice.

“Sherri is a key addition to O’Melveny & Myers’ London office,” said Chair Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr. “Her exceptionally broad finance experience, combined with the fact that she is qualified in both the UK and the US, will enhance the range of services we provide to clients across the globe. Sheri’s deep experience and expertise in financing leveraged acquisitions will compliment our strong London-based practices in the Private Equity/M&A and Funds space, and she will add critical UK finance capability to our Corporate Finance/Capital Markets and Restructuring practices in Asia and Europe.”

“We are very excited to add someone of Sherri’s caliber to our London team,” said John Daghlian, head of O’Melveny’s London office. “Her depth of knowledge will provide our clients with exceptional understanding and skill.”

Snelson’s practice focuses on sponsor-driven US and European leveraged acquisitions, where she has represented both borrowers and senior and mezzanine lenders. She is also very experienced in other types of finance transactions, including general corporate/investment-grade financings, high yield debt offerings, project financings, structured financings, receivables factoring, and other asset-based financings and sale leasebacks. In financial restructurings, Snelson has represented both borrowers and lenders in connection with US debtor-in-possession financings, as well as various European insolvency procedures and negotiated recapitalizations.

Snelson most recently was a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in London.

“I am very happy to be joining O’Melveny & Myers and its team of talented corporate finance lawyers,” said Snelson. “I share their global perspective and look forward to working with them to assist clients with their most complex and demanding finance transactions.”

About Sherri Snelson

Snelson received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University before graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1995. She also attended the Stern School of Business at New York University, obtaining an MBA in 2002. Snelson is qualified in England and Wales and in New York.

About O’Melveny & Myers LLP

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