Mr.Jeffrey Mark Wittenberg founded Wittenberg Law in 2010 to advise business and investors on complex business and financial issues including litigation, arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and day-to-day management of business affairs.
Mr. Wittenberg has been named a SuperLawyer rising star, and has served on the Corporations and Finance Committees of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He also served as a FINRA arbitrator on several matters.
Mr. Wittenberg graduated The Ohio State University and relocated to New York City in 1994 at the age of twenty one, where he embarked on a career on Wall Street working as a financial advisor for high net worth families and hedge funds.
Mr. Wittenberg’s experience on Wall Street led him to a strong desire to study law with a focus on business and investments (otherwise known in the law field as a corporate/securities focus).
Mr. Wittenberg graduated Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, in 2002 at which time he accepted an offer from legal powerhouse Jenner & Block LLP as an associate in its corporate and securities department of its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Wittenberg worked with one of the foremost experts advising Fortune 500 Company boards of directors regarding high level corporate action (including mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings and day-to-day corporate affairs) with a focus on advising boards in relation to their fiduciary duties and the business judgment rule.
Clients included General Motors, General Dynamics, Exelon, and a host of other Fortune 500 companies operating in a wide spectrum of business sectors. Notable matters included a $20 billion, international securities offering of several different securities in several different currencies; and a $20 billion split up of a joint venture between two of the largest worldwide Fortune 50 pharmaceutical companies.
Other business transactions including mergers and acquisitions ranging from $10 million to hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Wittenberg subsequently accepted an offer to return to California to work with the prestigious, internationally-recognized law firm Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe LLP in its Los Angeles office.
While there, Mr. Wittenberg advised clients in regards to the legal aspects of financing corporate assets such as buying and servicing mortgage loans, forming a special purpose entity to take possession and title to the loans, and then offering securities out of that special purpose vehicle for sale in public and private markets.
Mr. Wittenberg also headed up the Financial Derivatives department of the Los Angeles office and was integral in successfully negotiating hundreds complex derivative contracts.
In 2008, Orrick seconded Mr. Wittenberg to its Hong Kong office to operate as leading attorney on a billion dollar cross-border securitization of South Korean mortgages to a Chinese investor. This was one of the highlights of Mr. Wittenberg’s corporate law career.
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