June 12, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes securities law attorney Sharon R. Nowakowski as associate in the firm’s Chicago office. She focuses her practice on securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. She represents issuers in public offerings and private placements, and has represented publicly traded and closely held entities in international mergers and acquisitions, including private equity transactions.

“The addition of Sharon is a deepening and broadening of the securities law services we can offer clients in Chicago and nationally,” said Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr. “She’ll be collaborating with shareholder Don Figliulo who recently joined our firm. We are extremely pleased to expand our resources based on what our clients need.”

The Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart started in 2006 and has now grown to 67 attorneys. Polsinelli Shughart has been ranked as the third fastest growing law firm in the country and the firm’s health care practice is ranked as the sixth largest. The firm’s corporate capabilities stretch from coast to coast and serve clients in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, life sciences, health care and real estate.

“I’m very excited to be collaborating with lawyers who are recognized locally and nationally for the depth of services they can offer clients,” said Nowakowski. “Polsinelli Shughart offers a national platform and a broad range of services which was attractive to me and my clients.”

Nowakowski earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and earned her B.S. from the University of Illinois. She is admitted to practice in Illinois.

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