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Former Archer Daniels Midland Lead Securities Counsel Joins Stinson Leonard Street

By on March 21, 2017 in Announcements

Stuart FunderburgStinson Leonard Street LLP announced that Stuart Funderburg joined the firm as a partner in the Decatur, Ill. office.

Funderburg joins the firm from Fortune 50 company, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), where he has worked since 1998, most recently serving in the role of Chief Corporate & Securities Counsel and Assistant Secretary. In this role, he led ADM’s securities law compliance, capital markets and corporate governance efforts. Funderburg also previously served as Associate General Counsel for ADM’s Europe, Asia and Africa operating regions, working closely with senior management to advise on a wide variety of complex legal matters, as well as assisting with the development of business strategy and evaluation of potential transactions.

He works in securities law compliance, capital markets and corporate governance matters, complex transactional matters, including joint ventures and strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactional matters.

“Having served as the lead securities lawyer for one of the largest companies in the world, Stuart has led a wide variety of large, complex transactions, including significant capital markets transactions. In addition, Stuart brings with him to Stinson a unique understanding of how best outside counsel can serve their clients in order to plan, strategize and solve problems effectively and efficiently,” said Jack Bowling, the co-chair of the firm’s corporate finance group. “Our clients will benefit from the addition of Stuart to our deep bench of corporate finance attorneys.”

“Stuart is an incredibly talented attorney who knows the agribusiness industry from the inside out. He has the kind of experience and industry knowledge our clients demand. He has closed multi-million and multi-billion dollar financial transactions around the globe for a Fortune 50 company for nearly two decades,” said Scott Roberts, the managing partner of the firm’s Decatur office. “We are thrilled that he is joining our team.”


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