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March 23, 2017

Proskauer Rose Builds Investment Management Practice by Hiring Team

Proskauer Rose LLP has hired a team of six partners, a senior counsel and “several associates” from Stroock, Stroock & Lavan. The team’s practice includes the representation of registered funds, fund independent board members, investment advisers and other industry service providers, as well as the representation of parties on regulatory and compliance matters, including investigations and settlements. They advise a wide array of clients ranging from specialty operations to some of the Read More »

March 9, 2017

Veteran Investment Funds Attorney Joins Dechert in Dublin

Jeff Mackey, who helped establish the first actively managed exchange-traded fund authorized by Ireland, has joined Dechert as a partner, bolstering the firm’s Dublin office. Mackey joins Dechert from Dillon Eustace, where he specialized in investment funds and asset management. At Dechert, he will focus on the establishment and authorization of investment funds, including alternative investment funds, ETFs and European UCITS. According to Dechert, Mackey regularly represents Irish-based fund Read More »

Lionel André, Former SEC and DOJ Attorney, Joins Murphy & McGonigle

Lionel André, a former attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the DOJ, has joined Murphy & McGonigle as a shareholder in its Washington, D.C. office. André has nearly three decades of experience prosecuting SEC Enforcement matters and DOJ criminal matters. He was most recently Assistant United States Attorney in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as Senior Lit Read More »

Daniel Davis Joins the CFTC as General Counsel

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has hired Daniel Davis as the agency’s general counsel. Davis joins the regulator from Proskauer Rose, where he was special counsel in the labor and employment law department. “I’m delighted that Mr. Davis will bring his vast knowledge, keen intellect, and good judgment to the important work of the CFTC. I welcome him to our agency,” said acting CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. Before his time at Proskauer Rose, Davis worked at Gibson Dunn Read More »

February 23, 2017

Former SEC Associate Director of Enforcement Joins Sidley Austin

Stephen Cohen has joined Sidley Austin’s Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory practice as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Cohen, who departed the SEC in June of last year after a 12 year tenure, and most recently served as Associate Director of the Enforcement Division, will work closely with Sidley’s White Collar/Government Investigations and Government Strategies practice groups as well. While at the SEC, Cohen worked on enforcement actions across a br Read More »

February 9, 2017

Simmons & Simmons Nabs Derivatives Attorney

Simmons & Simmons announced that it hired Rosali Pretorius, a leading financial markets and commodity derivatives practitioner, who will join the firm’s financial services regulatory team. Pretorius advises sell-side and buy-side clients, including alternative investment funds, banks and broker-dealers on market infrastructure, commodities and derivatives, among other areas. Commenting on the move, Jonathan Hammond, head of financial markets remarked, “As we continue to look for ways to Read More »

Blank Rome Hires Finance Partner

Brendan Delany has joined Blank Rome’s Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Delany’s practice is focused on the financial services, energy and commodities, and real estate sectors, and includes working with clients on cross-border repurchase agreement transactions, asset-based loans and intermediation agreements. His clients include hedge funds, hedge providers, and various other real estate and financial institutions in the Americ Read More »

February 3, 2017

Activist Attorney Joins Schulte

Aneliya Crawford has joined Schulte Roth & Zabel’s Shareholder Activism and M&A and Securities Groups as a partner in the the firm’s New York office. Crawford represents large investors, including hedge funds and corporate clients, and provides strategic guidance on activist strategies such as proxy contests, consent solicitations, letter-writing campaigns, settlement negotiations and hostile takeovers. Crawford also works with public and private companies in mergers and acquisit Read More »

Ceresney Set to Return to Debevoise

Andrew Ceresney, who was most recently Director of Enforcement for the SEC, is set to rejoin Debevoise & Plimpton’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group in March as partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department. Ceresney’s practice will focus on assisting companies, boards of directors and individuals in criminal, SEC, and other state and federal regulatory matters, as well as on internal corporate investigations and complex civil litigation. “Andrew’s experience successfu Read More »

January 26, 2017

Dechert Welcomes Michael Wong to Its Financial Services Practice

Michael Wong has joined Dechert’s Financial Services Practice from K&L Gates as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Wong covers a broad range of investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity, debt, real estate and venture capital, focusing on fund formation and fund investments. Wong also has experience on financial service regulatory matters, advising on compliance, marketing and distribution of financial products and market misconduct issues. “We are very pleased to w Read More »