Shearman & Sterling Expands Registered Funds and Investment Advisory Practice With Arrival of Partner Jay Baris

Jay Baris joins Shearman & Sterling as a partner in the Investment Funds practice in New York from Morrison & Foerster, where he chaired that firm’s investment management practice. Jay is widely recognized for his breadth of experience representing funds and their independent board members, investment advisers, broker-dealers and other financial institutions in all aspects of regulation, compliance and structuring transactions.

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Prominent Real Estate Attorney Jeffrey Page Joins Ballard Spahr in New York

Jeffrey S. Page, an accomplished real estate finance attorney known for representing large lender groups in major transactions, has joined the firm in its New York office, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced. Mr. Page most recently practiced at Reed Smith in New York, and will be joining Ballard Spahr along with two attorneys from his real estate finance team.

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Blank Rome Welcomes Consumer Finance Litigation Partner in New York

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Scott E. Wortman has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Consumer Finance Litigation group in the New York office. At Blank Rome, Mr. Wortman will serve as a litigator and counselor to clients facing scrutiny under consumer financial protection statutes and regulations at both the federal and state level, including individual and class action defense, regulatory proceedings, and administrative investigations. He joins Blank Rome from Warshaw Burstein LLP.

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Orrick to Expand National White Collar & Securities Litigation Practice with 15 Morvillo LLP Litigators in NY and DC

Orrick today announced that members of Morvillo LLP, the nationally recognized white collar and securities litigation boutique, will join the firm, effective January 1, 2018. The move will add seven partners and 15 litigators in total, eight in New York and seven in Washington, D.C., and expands Orrick’s East Coast Securities Litigation and White Collar practice to match the size and scope of the firm’s top-tier West Coast bench.

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