HOUSTON – Global law firm Reed Smith announced today capital markets and corporate lawyer Anne Peetz has joined the firm as a partner in its Global Corporate Group, based in Houston. Peetz was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Peetz advises clients on complex capital markets transactions, SEC disclosure and compliance issues, and corporate governance matters. Her work includes the representation of issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of security offerings, including initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary offerings, public and private debt offerings, equity and convertible securities offerings, and PIPE financings. She regularly advises on the US securities law aspects of public M&A transactions including going private transactions, spin-offs, tender offers, and de-SPACs.

“I am incredibly excited to be joining such a dynamic team and impressive global platform,” said Peetz. “I hope to help further expand the capital markets practice and capitalize on the tremendous resources and people Reed Smith has already assembled in Houston and globally.”

Peetz’ arrival marks the 11th lateral partner to join the Global Corporate Group over the last twelve months, including fellow capital markets lawyer Anthony Marsico in New York. Last month the practice announced the arrival for public and private M&A partner Teresa M. L. Tate to lead Reed Smith’s U.S. Emerging Growth / Venture Capital team.

“Anne has a well-rounded and highly respected capital markets practice that aligns well with our existing corporate and M&A teams. Her practice will also support clients though IPOs and sophisticated public M&A transactions across our platform, both of which are areas of increasing demand,” said Matthew Mohn, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group. “We are excited to have a lawyer with her skillset and client-centered approach join our team.”

“We are thrilled to have Anne join our Houston team,” said Chris Watt, managing partner of Reed Smith’s Houston office. “As we continue to grow in Houston, and Texas more broadly, our strategy of bringing on highly regarded and highly skilled transactional talent like Anne continues to yield significant returns for the firm.”

Peetz earned a J.D. from University of Nebraska College of Law and a B.A. from Creighton University.