Hinshaw Adds Experienced Cross-Border Transactions Partner in Chicago

November 20, 2023

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that Justyna Regan has joined the firm as a partner in the Business & Commercial Transactions practice in Chicago. Formerly with Miller Canfield, Justyna brings significant experience with cross-border and international transactions, specifically in Europe.

Licensed in Illinois and Poland, Justyna advises companies and investors on all aspects of starting businesses in the United States, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. She also counsels companies on a wide range of data privacy issues, with a focus on compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as federal and state privacy laws in the U.S.

"We are thrilled that Justyna has joined our team," said Anthony Jacobs, who leads the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions practice. "With her extensive international business and transactional practice, she adds significant depth to our capabilities. Our clients will greatly benefit from her experience in European markets, as well as her knowledge of data privacy compliance in both Europe and the United States."

Justyna assists U.S. and European companies on a wide array of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt financing, and project finance. She provides day-to-day advice and counsel, often serving as external general counsel.

Hinshaw's geographic footprint and broad scope of legal services were her main reasons for joining the firm.

"Hinshaw is the perfect platform, providing a one-stop shop for my clients," Justyna said. "The firm has a solid corporate group that complements my practice and offers significant capabilities in litigation, tax, employment, and environmental matters. I'm excited to join this talented group of attorneys."

A recognized thought leader, Justyna has provided numerous webinars and publishes extensively on both corporate and data privacy matters. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association Cyber Law & Data Privacy Committee, currently serving as the committee chair and previously the vice chair. In addition, she is a member of the Illinois Judges Association Travel Committee, the International Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Advocates Society. She served as a special master in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on European data privacy law and international procedure. Justyna was recognized by her peers as an "Emerging Lawyer" in the categories of Data Privacy, Intellectual Property Law, and International Business & Trade Law.

A former Fulbright scholar, Justyna received a J.D. from the University of Wroclaw in Poland, a Ph.D. and habilitation (a European post-PhD title) from the University of Wroclaw, and an LL.M. in American business and international law from Columbus School of Law. In addition to practicing law, she was an adjunct professor in the University of Wroclaw's Department of Law and Administration, Institute of Civil and Private International Law. She is the author of numerous publications in the area of international trade, conflict of laws, and defamation.

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