University Park, PA, March 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Zachary R. Brecheisen has been selected as the keynote speaker at the Penn State Law in University Park Class of 2023 Commencement. He is a graduate, cum laude, of the Penn State Law class of 2012 and is currently a partner at global law firm Jones Day.
Brecheisen said, “It’s an extreme honor to be asked to speak to the class of 2023 this year. I want to extend my thanks to the faculty, staff, and students for the invitation. This opportunity has particular resonance for me as I was the student speaker at my commencement in 2012. Coming back to Eisenhower Auditorium will feel like coming home.”
As a partner at Jones Day, Brecheisen focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, with experience in representing public and private companies, as well as private equity firms, in strategic transactions. He is ranked by Chambers USA and has advised clients who range from the Fortune 500 to local family-owned enterprises. As an M&A attorney, he brings a dedication to client service and an intensity of effort that he attributes to his training as a law student at Penn State Law.
“Corporate law is a 24/7 practice that requires not only a high level of competence (which is expected of all attorneys), but also a relentless commitment to achieving your client’s results,” he said. “Penn State Law graduates know how to work hard and put in the time required to succeed. It’s ingrained in our training at Penn State because we don’t have the luxury of resting on our laurels, we go out there and prove our value day-in and day-out.”
In addition to counseling clients, Brecheisen serves as a co-chair of Jones Day’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group and serves on the firm’s Pittsburgh office recruiting committee, as well as the Diversity Inclusion & Advancement Committee.
“We’re honored to have Zach as our keynote speaker at the Penn State Law in University Park Class of 2023 Commencement,” said #" Zach Brecheisen Zach Brecheisen, Penn State Law Alumnus and 2023 Commencement Speaker
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