Debevoise & Plimpton promotes partners

Debevoise & Plimpton has promoted partners in its team. Jonathan Adler, Andrew M. Ahern, Michael Bolotin, Alexander R. Cochran, Courtney M. Dankworth, David A. Luigs, Natalie L. Reid and Edward M. Rishty will become partners of the firm, effective July 1, 2014.

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Adler, Andrew M. Ahern, Michael Bolotin, Alexander R. Cochran, Courtney M. Dankworth, David A. Luigs, Natalie L. Reid and Edward M. Rishty will become partners of the firm, effective July 1, 2014.

Jonathan Adler, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the Corporate Department and the Investment Management Group. His practice focuses on advising sponsors of private investment funds, including buyout, growth capital, energy, infrastructure and credit funds. In addition to his work with U.S., Asian and European funds, Mr. Adler has also advised clients in establishing private equity funds, offices and joint ventures in various emerging markets, including Africa, India and South America. Mr. Adler joined the firm in 2005. He received a J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University (2005), where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and a B.S. in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University (2002).

Andrew M. Ahern, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the Corporate Department and the Investment Management Group. He focuses on advising sponsors of private equity funds and hedge funds, including buyout, mezzanine, credit opportunities and funds of funds. Mr. Ahern joined the firm in 2005. He graduated with a B.A., magna cum laude, from Bucknell University (2002), and received a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law (2005), where he was a Kent Scholar and member of the Columbia Law Review.

Michael Bolotin, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the Tax Department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, real estate investing, particularly structuring U.S. real estate investing for tax-exempt and foreign investors and the formation of real estate investment trusts, and private equity fund formation. Mr. Bolotin joined Debevoise in 2004. He received his B.A. from Columbia University (2001) in History and Economics, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University (2004), where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Alexander R. Cochran, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the Corporate Department and the Financial Institutions Group. He focuses on corporate transactions in the insurance industry, including mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on transactions involving acquisitions by private equity funds, hedge funds and other financial buyers, financing transactions, as well as insurance and reinsurance regulatory matters. Mr. Cochran received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2005), where he was a senior editor of the Law Review, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Bucknell University (2002). Prior to joining Debevoise in 2006, Mr. Cochran was a law clerk to the Honorable Mary McLaughlin of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Courtney M. Dankworth, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on banking enforcement actions and disputes related to financial services and consumer finance, including investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, state attorneys general, and state banking regulators. In 2012, Ms. Dankworth was seconded to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., where she advised on mortgage servicing issues. Ms. Dankworth joined the firm in 2007. From 2006 to 2007, she clerked for the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Dankworth received an A.B. with honors from Harvard University (2001) and a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School (2006), where she was Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

David A. Luigs, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, is a member of the Corporate Department, the Banking Group and Financial Institutions Group, and is co-head of the Consumer Finance practice. He focuses his practice on consumer financial protection and banking matters. Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Luigs was with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr’s Financial Institutions Practice Group and Regulatory and Government Affairs Departments. From 1995 to 1996, he clerked for the Honorable J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Luigs received his B.A. from the College of William & Mary (1988) and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School (1995), where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Notes Editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Natalie L. Reid, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on international arbitration, public international law, and complex commercial litigation matters. Prior to joining Debevoise in 2006, Ms. Reid was an Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and clerked for the Honorable Betty B. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Reid has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (2011–2014), and is currently a member of the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is also a co-chair of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, and a 2012 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Ms. Reid received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (2003), where she was co-managing editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, and her A.B., magna cum laude, in International Relations from Brown University (1999).

Edward M. Rishty, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and the Real Estate Group. He focuses on the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and development of various types of real estate, as well as joint venture and capital market transactions involving real estate. Mr. Rishty joined Debevoise in 2004. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law (2004) and his B.S., cum laude, from the New York University Stern School of Business (2001).

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm, representing a wide range of clients in transactions and disputes around the world. Founded in 1931, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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