McCarter & English, LLP is pleased to welcome Arina Shulga and Peter J. Gennuso to its New York office as partners in its expanding Corporate practice.
A corporate and securities attorney, Arina Shulga brings to McCarter her extensive experience representing startups in corporate formation and capital raise transactions. Over the course of her career, she has worked with a wide range of clients, from individual entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 companies, across a spectrum of industries. She also advises angel investors and VC funds in connection with their investments as well as emerging investment fund managers in formations. As a native Russian speaker, Shulga advises Russian-speaking founders and investors on the legal aspects of doing business in the United States. She additionally advises on the current legal framework relating to equity crowdfunding and security and utility token issuances in the United States.
Prior to joining McCarter, Shulga was a partner in the New York office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. Shulga received her law degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, a Certificate of Study in Business Policy and Management from the Wharton School of Business, and her undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College.
“By joining McCarter, I have a fantastic opportunity to offer a broader platform of services to my clients. The firm’s lawyers are solution-oriented, and offer a compelling value proposition across a global network connecting the range of stakeholders in the venture capital space,” said Shulga.
Peter Gennuso represents startups and established companies throughout their business life cycle. He advises U.S. and international companies on securities and capital-raising, venture capital, private equity, and banking and finance transactions. He also represents underwriters and placement agents in securities offerings. Many of our region’s most innovative companies, spanning industries from life sciences to technology, rely on Peter’s real-world corporate governance, risk management, disclosure, and business operations experience.
Gennuso joins McCarter from the New York office of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he was a partner. He received his law degree and an MBA from Pace University, and his undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) from Iona College.
“I am proud to introduce my clients, from entrepreneurs to multinational companies, to a firm that has a strong reputation for its business-minded legal advice,” said Gennuso. “I look forward to being part of McCarter’s collaborative culture and working with their deep bench of talent to offer clients comprehensive representation, no matter how complex the transaction.”
“Over the course of their careers, Arina and Peter have distinguished themselves as trusted advisors to a diverse and growing number of prominent businesses and individuals. We are very excited to welcome lawyers of their talent, expertise and reputation to McCarter, and look forward to continuing to expand the ways in which we can serve our clients in the New York metropolitan area and beyond,” said firm Managing Partner Joe Boccassini.
About McCarter & English, LLP McCarter & English delivers innovative solutions to clients nationwide. Fortune 100, mid-market and emerging growth companies rely on McCarter to handle their cutting-edge transactional, intellectual property, and complex litigation advice. Clients benefit from the firm’s relationship-driven approach, deep understanding of their businesses and legal needs, lean and efficient service model, and determination to help them move their businesses forward. In 2020, McCarter was recognized as Law Firm of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal, and in 2019 received the prestigious ABA Pro Bono Publico award. For more information, visit www.mccarter.com.