Squire Patton Boggs names Nancoo, Kurosu to global board

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Alethia Nancoo and Ken Kurosu have joined Squire Patton Boggs’ 12-person global board, the law firm announced.

Washington-based Nancoo concentrates 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.

Alethia Nancoo

She advises various public and private issuers, nonprofit corporations and investment banking institutions on a wide range of transactions in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Nancoo has advised issuers and underwriters relating to debt and equity securities in public offerings and private placements.

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Kurosu is the managing partner of the firm’s Tokyo office and the Asia practice coordinator. He concentrates 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.

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.

Ken Kurosu

Nancoo has been involved in all phases of P3 financings and special and general obligation bond financings. She also co-chairs the firm’s global inclusion and diversity committee and is the first African-American woman to serve on the firm’s 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 chairman and global chief executive Mark Ruehlmann. “We continue that tradition with the appointments of Ken and Alethia.”

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