Global law firm Reed Smith has hired John Ngo to the firm’s global corporate group in New York. A former in-house lawyer who was most recently with Greenberg Traurig LLP, Ngo joins as counsel and adds depth to the firm’s rapidly expanding services with special purpose acquisition company transactions.
“Our SPAC team, led by partner Ari Edelman in New York, has seen a rapid uptick in the number of de-SPAC and SPAC IPO transactions it has advised on since last fall,” said James Tandler, chair of Reed Smith’s U.S. corporate group. “John has extensive experience working on various types of transactions, including de-SPAC transactions, and mergers and acquisitions in healthcare, technology, telecommunications, insurance, manufacturing, private equity and various other industry sectors.”
“Given the recent uptick in SPAC activity, we are focused on continuing to expand our team with seasoned SPAC professionals to provide top quality service to our clients in complex de-SPAC transactions across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies” Edelman said.
“The explosion in the SPAC market has created huge growth opportunities for our clients, which, in turn, has significantly increased the demand from our clients for service,” said Jennifer Cheng, vice chair of the firm’s U.S. Corporate Group. “We are thrilled to add an attorney of John’s caliber and experience to the Reed Smith team.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Reed Smith, whose commitment to the growth of its SPAC practice was a real draw for me,” Ngo said.