Polsinelli Shareholders Honored as 2022 South Trailblazers by The American Lawyer

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ATLANTA, GA and DALLAS, TX—Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce shareholders Jon Henderson, Rick Jordan and Leslie F. Spasser have been honored for their leadership and innovation by The American Lawyer as South Trailblazers for 2022. They join a prestigious list of honorees recognized as agents of change who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancements in their respective sectors.

A shareholder in Polsinelli’s Dallas office, chair of the firm’s Corporate and Transactional practice and co-lead of the firm’s Health Care M+A practice, Jon Henderson is one of the leading practitioners nationally in health care mergers and acquisitions. He has been at the forefront of applying disruptive innovation theory in the health care industry advising on the development of, investment in, and mergers and acquisitions of new and evolving care delivery models.

A shareholder in Polsinelli’s Dallas and Salt Lake City offices, and co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies practice, Rick Jordan has developed a significant venture capital law practice in “next coast” markets. Through these efforts, he has helped position Polsinelli as a major player in key verticals such as Food & Beverage / Consumer Packaged Goods (F&B/CPG), disruptive technology and biotech/life sciences.

The managing partner of Polsinelli’s Atlanta office, shareholder Leslie F. Spasser also serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and the firm’s Technology Committee. Her practice involves working with clients to address novel legal issues posed by disruptive technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), self-driving cars, home automation, and cloud computing. Using creativity and experience with technology transactions, Spasser helps clients navigate the evolving regulatory landscape and mitigate associated risks while commercializing innovative technology.


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