Squire Patton Boggs announced that partners Ken Kurosu and Alethia N. Nancoo join the firm’s 12-person global board.
“As the firm has grown over the years, we have been fortunate to have an historically strong and diverse Board as a key component of our overall governance structure in place to effectively guide the strategic direction of the organization,” said Chair and Global CEO Mark Ruehlmann. “We continue that tradition with the appointments of Ken and Alethia. They both are respected leaders and exceptional practitioners with a global outlook that reflects the reach of our firm.”
Mr. Kurosu is the managing partner of the firm’s Tokyo office and the Asia Practice Coordinator. He focuses his practice on project finance, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions and related corporate and commercial law matters, with industry focuses on energy, aviation, telecommunications and chemicals. Mr. Kurosu was named one of the “Hot 100” lawyers by Asia Legal Business magazine and has been listed in The Legal500 Asia Pacific since 2010 as a leading individual in Japan for corporate and merger and acquisition matters.
Based in the firm’s Washington DC office, Ms. Nancoo’s practice focuses on public, private and project debt finance, with particular emphasis on capital markets, infrastructure construction, airport, toll road and surface transportation, mixed-use multifamily housing, and water and sewer utility sectors. She advises various public and private issuers, nonprofit corporations and investment banking institutions on a wide range of transactions in the US and the Caribbean. Ms. Nancoo has advised issuers and underwriters relating to debt and equity securities in public offerings and private placements. She has been involved in all phases of P3 financings and special and general obligation bond financings. Ms. Nancoo also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Committee and is the first African-American woman to serve on the firm’s Board.
They replace global board members Traci L. Martinez (Columbus) and Thomas P. Wilson (Abu Dhabi) whose four-year terms conclude.
Mr. Ruehlmann added, “I would like to express my sincere thanks to Traci and Tom for their exceptional leadership and service in supporting the needs of our clients and people worldwide.”