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Stroock names five new partners and special counsel

Stroock has promoted five attorneys to its partner and special counsel ranks, representing the firm’s practice strengths in corporate transactions, investment management, financial services litigation and financial restructurings.

The two new partners and three special counsel, based in Stroock’s New York and Los Angeles offices, serve national clients in all of the firm’s markets.
“Stroock has new energy and these exceptionally talented attorneys reflect that energy. As we watch our clients evolve in their demand for legal talent, we are focused on delivering strong resources and creative solutions to support their legal and business needs,” says Jeff Keitelman (pictured), Stroock’s new co-managing partner. “While we remain active buyers of lateral talent, we’re pleased to promote worthy homegrown lawyers. These superior attorneys are a product of our training and a very big part of Stroock’s exciting future.”
The new partners and special counsel are:
Lucas T Charleston, partner — corporate/ financial restructuring, New York. Charleston has represented leading banking firms, hedge funds, alternative capital providers, private equity funds and companies in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, restructurings, rescue financings and other special situation transactions. He has significant experience with a wide array of transaction structures, including both syndicated and bilateral loans, high yield bonds, club deals, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, first lien/second lien structures, split collateral structures and unitranche financings.
Bradford A Green, partner — corporate/investment management, New York. Green frequently counsels investment management clients in connection with the structuring, establishment and operation of closed-end and mutual fund products, and general compliance matters arising under the US federal securities laws. He also provides regulatory advice to US investment advisers, and serves as fund counsel to closed-end investment companies, including both registered and private alternative investment products, and as counsel to fund independent board members.
Shannon E Dudic, special counsel — financial services/class action, Los Angeles. Dudic practices complex litigation with a focus on representing financial services institutions and companies, including national banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders and student lenders, in individual and class actions. She also provides compliance and regulatory advice to clients, including with respect to regulatory exaDudic has extensive knowledge of state and federal laws relating to privacy, debt collection, unfair business practices and other consumer protection statutes.
Sherry J Millman, special counsel — financial restructuring, New York. Millman has extensive experience serving clients in the restructuring and insolvency field. She regularly represents debtors and creditors’ committees as well as secured and unsecured creditors in large, complex bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.
Benjamin T Potter, special counsel — corporate, Los Angeles. Potter provides general corporate counselling services to public and private businesses and their owners. His experience encompasses a wide range of corporate matters, including advising clients on a full spectrum of business objectives, such as analysing, structuring and documenting mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and restructurings. Potter also works with private equity investors to structure and negotiate investments and serves as counsel to their portfolio companies. 

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