NEW YORK – Leading global law firm Reed Smith has today announced the addition of Robert Lustrin to its Transportation Industry Group, based in New York. Lustrin brings to the firm more than 25 years’ experience advising shipping and offshore industry clients on all aspects of corporate and U.S. securities law.

Previously a partner at New York’s Seward & Kissel for two decades, and more recently an independent practitioner, Lustrin has represented domestic and international clients in capital markets securities offerings, including IPOs, follow-on equity offerings, Rule 144A debt offerings, consent solicitations, business combinations, exchange offers, and tender offers. He also has advised clients in corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters arising under U.S. securities laws and regulations.

Rob Wilkins, chair of Reed Smith’s Transportation Industry Group, said: “Expanding our capital markets capability for transportation clients is a strategic priority for the firm. Robert adds U.S. corporate and deep industry experience as well as a technical skillset that, combined with our already strong corporate and capital markets capability, will enable us to further expand our practice in this area while continuing to provide the highest level of service to our clients. He is an exceptionally skilled lawyer, who will be an excellent complement to our market-leading Transportation Industry Group.” 

“Robert will be a tremendous addition to our team in New York. His impressive experience in capital markets securities matters will be of great value to our U.S. and international clients,” said Cindy Schmitt Minniti, Reed Smith’s New York Office Managing Partner.