Seward & Kissel makes Partner and Counsel promotions

National law firm Seward & Kissel has promoted Kevin Neubauer to partner and Brian Maloney to counsel. The promotions are effective 1 January, 2020.

“We are thrilled to make these well-deserved promotions. Kevin brings our clients a tremendous wealth of knowledge in fund formation and other issues of concern to private funds and pooled investment vehicles,” says Seward & Kissel Managing Partner Jim Cofer. “Brian has demonstrated his litigation talents across a range of subjects and types of engagements, from banking and shipping disputes to securities investigations. His versatility is a great asset to our clients and the Firm.”
Neubauer has extensive experience representing sponsors and managers of private investment funds, particularly private equity funds, private credit funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds, on the formation, structuring and offering of interests of such funds. He also has significant experience structuring domestic and offshore partnerships and other types of investment vehicles, including special purpose vehicles, co-investment vehicles, separately managed accounts and funds-of-one. Neubauer frequently counsels investment advisers on fund restructurings, capital raising, and fund regulation and compliance, including Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance. He joined the Firm in 2009 and in 2012 went on to serve as in-house counsel in the legal department of a large private equity firm before returning to Seward & Kissel. Neubauer holds a BA from Fairfield University and a JD from Boston College Law School.
Maloney is a commercial litigator with significant experience across a wide range of sectors, including banking, maritime, and securities. He represents clients in matters involving civil and criminal enforcement inquiries and regulatory investigations, including those under various provisions of the securities laws and the FCPA. He has written and spoken extensively in connection with his shipping litigation work, which includes, among other matters, the ongoing coordination of US actions arising out of the collapse of OW Bunker & Trading A/S and its affiliates around the world on behalf of the secured lender to those entities. He has also represented and advised broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, chief compliance officers, and registered representatives in FINRA and SEC examinations and investigations. He is a member of the ABA Subcommittee on Admiralty Law, the NYC Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association. He holds an AB from Dartmouth College and a JD from Boston College Law School.

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