Norton Rose names Poh, Leibe public finance partners

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Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted two public finance attorneys to partner in its New York and Austin, Texas, offices.

New York-based Uyen Poh serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and purchaser’s counsel on a variety of municipal bond transactions. Her clients include cities, counties, towns, school districts, industrial development agencies, public authorities, and investment banking firms.

She earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

In Austin, Stephanie Leibe’s public finance transactions include bond, bank, and underwriter’s counsel in tax and revenue-supported financings. Her experience includes traditional municipal finance for state and local governmental entities, on behalf of nonprofit corporations, tax increment finance, public improvement districts, and derivative transactions. Leibe earned her law degree from the Loyola University School of Law and her bachelor’s from Southeastern Louisiana University.

The promotions were among 46 partnerships announced worldwide and became effective Jan. 1.

“These promotions underline our commitment to our industry strengths and practice areas,” said Norton Rose’s global chief executive Peter Martyr. “The partners will continue to support clients across our sectors and help achieve the firm’s global ambitions. Congratulations to all those promoted.”

In 2018, Norton Rose Fulbright ranked second behind Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe among bond counsel, credited by Thomson Reuters with volume of $18.25 billion. Although volume fell from $20.79 billion in 2017, Norton rose from third place.

Ranked as the world's third-largest law firm by head count, Norton Rose has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

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