BOSTON (Jan. 5, 2012) — Bingham McCutchen LLP announced today that it has elected eight lawyers to join its partnership. The partner elections culminate a strong year for Bingham in which the firm expanded its key practices in strategic global markets, most notably with the launch of its Beijing office. The Beijing office is Bingham’s third office in Asia, joining the firm’s Tokyo and Hong Kong offices.
“Bingham has seen consistent growth over the past 16 years,” said Bingham Chairman Jay Zimmerman. “The addition of these partners will help us to continue that trajectory by strengthening our deep bench of lawyers across our global operations.”
The partnerships, effective Jan. 1, include lawyers from Bingham’s offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, London and Hong Kong. The lawyers’ practices represent a cross-section of Bingham’s global platform, including securities and financial institutions litigation, real estate, corporate mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, and investment management. The newly elected partners, listed alphabetically, are:
Kevin J. Biron. In Bingham’s New York office, Biron focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and represents clients in matters involving, among other things, securitizations of various asset classes, derivatives, repos, financial guaranty insurance policies, auction rate securities and bankruptcy-related issues. He has experience litigating in federal and state courts, and has represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.
Neil S. Cohen. In Bingham’s New York office, Cohen advises clients in asset-based lending transactions and represents major institutional and commercial lenders on all aspects of permanent, construction, bridge and mezzanine loans. Cohen also has extensive experience advising clients in connection with portfolio note sales.
Michael C. D’Agostino. In Bingham’s Hartford office, D’Agostino handles complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts in the U.S. and abroad, representing corporate and institutional clients with a focus on insurance and reinsurance disputes, responding to governmental investigations and subpoenas, and litigation originating in Chapter 11 restructurings.
Neil Devaney. In Bingham’s London office, Devaney has a wide range of finance, restructuring and insolvency experience, working with creditors, debtors, sponsors and insolvency practitioners in Europe and the U.S. His current practice focuses on advising par and distressed investors on the restructuring of troubled European companies. Typically acting on the creditor side, Devaney has a wealth of cross-border experience and has been involved some of the largest debt-for-equity swaps to have been implemented in Europe in the last few years.
Michael Gustafson. In Bingham’s London office, Gustafson represents financial institutions on a variety of debt financing transactions, with an emphasis on the representation of insurance companies and other institutional investors in cross-border private placements. He also has experience acting for creditors on complex U.K. and cross-border workouts and financial restructurings.
Richard Hornshaw. In Bingham’s Hong Kong office, Hornshaw acts for financial institutions on high-value, complex and cross-border disputes, and focuses on finance and securities law matters as well as insolvency and restructuring situations and contentious regulatory disputes. He has experience conducting and resolving disputes throughout the Asia-Pacific region, in the U.K. and in Europe.
Amy K. Mugherini. In Bingham’s Boston office, Mugherini focuses her practice on domestic and international technology, including licensing; acquisition and development transactions; and outsourcing, consulting and distribution arrangements. She has experience drafting and negotiating commercial technology agreements from both the in-house counsel and outside counsel perspective.
Liz Osborne. In Bingham’s London office, Osborne concentrates on U.K. and cross-border insolvency, workouts and restructurings, and represents hedge funds, bondholders, institutional lenders, secondary market investors and creditor committees in relation to strategic and legal issues concerning their distressed debt and special situation investments.
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