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Bingham Elects Lawyers to Partnership

New Partners Strengthen Diverse Practice Platform

BOSTON (Jan. 8, 2013) Bingham McCutchen LLP announced today that it has elected 12 lawyers to its partnership, effective Jan. 1.

The newly elected partners include lawyers from Bingham’s offices in Boston, Frankfurt, Hartford, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. The lawyers’ practices represent a cross-section of Bingham’s leading practices, including broker-dealer; corporate and M&A; environmental, land-use and natural resources; estate planning; financial restructuring; investment management; and the Japanese practice.

“The addition of these partners is reflective of Bingham’s diverse global platform,” said Bingham Chairman Jay Zimmerman. “Their skills will enable us to continue to provide seamless, best-in-class services to our client base and strengthen our deep bench of lawyers throughout the world.”

The newly elected partners, listed by practice group, are:

T. Peter R. Pound is a member of the Broker-Dealer Group. Pound’s practice focuses on securities regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC, FINRA and state regulators; FINRA arbitrations; civil litigation, including class actions, shareholder derivative suits, corporate governance and other disputes; and internal investigations on behalf of management, independent trustees/directors, or special committees of boards. Pound obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University in 1999, is a 2001 graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law and is resident in the Boston office.

Janice A. Liu is a member of the Corporate Group. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and shareholder activism. She advises purchasers and sellers in public and private acquisitions and public and private companies in internal restructuring and structuring corporate governance arrangements. Prior to joining the firm, she was general counsel of B. Riley & Co, LLC. She is a 2000 graduate of Harvard Law School and is resident in the Los Angeles office.

Camarin E.B. Madigan is a member of the Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources Group. She advises developers, landowners and public agencies regarding energy, land use entitlements and acquisitions/dispositions for complex development projects and has represented clients with matters pending before the California Energy Commission, the California Coastal Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 2008, Madigan was seconded to the in-house legal department of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and the firm’s Tokyo office, where she managed the legal affairs of Mitsui and its subsidiaries in North, Central and South America in a variety of industries. She is a 2003 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law and is resident in the San Francisco office.

Duke K. McCall III is a member of the Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources Group. His practice focuses on environmental law and related litigation, enforcement proceedings, and regulatory matters, including such actions brought under CERCLA (Superfund), the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, RCRA and analogous state laws. He also represents clients in toxic tort litigation and counsels clients on the disclosure of environmental liabilities in securities filings and under federal and state voluntary disclosure programs. McCall is a 1993 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and is resident in the Washington, D.C., office.

Leila E. Dal Pos is a member of the Estate Planning Group. Dal Pos’ practice focuses on advising individuals and business owners in the areas of wealth preservation, estate and tax planning, and business succession planning. She also serves as professional trustee of private trusts and counsels individuals and financial institutions regarding probate and trust administration issues. Dal Pos is a 1996 graduate of Suffolk University Law School and is resident in the Boston office.

William D. Goddard is a member of the Financial Restructuring Group. Goddard’s practice concentrates on insurance, reinsurance and insurance insolvency matters and includes representing creditors, regulators and insurance companies in solving complex problems of financial distress, statutory interpretation and contractual uncertainty. Prior to attending law school, Goddard was an investment banker at JP Morgan & Co. and at Marsh & McLennan Securities Corporation, focusing on mergers and acquisitions within the insurance industry. Goddard is a 2004 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and is resident in the Hartford office.

Dr. Christian Halász is a member of the Financial Restructuring Group. He focuses on financial restructuring, special situation financing, distressed mergers and acquisitions, and insolvency. He has advised bondholders, hedge funds, institutional lenders and creditor committees on a wide range of complex cross-border restructurings and workouts in Germany, Europe and the U.S. Halász has also represented private equity and hedge funds in relation to the acquisition of different classes of distressed assets or the restructuring of portfolio companies. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Mannheim and is splitting his time between the firm’s Frankfurt and London offices.

Emma Simmonds is a member of the Financial Restructuring Group. Simmonds handles  cross-border and domestic restructuring, insolvency, and lending matters. She acts for a range of clients, including insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, secondary market investors, creditor committees and banks, on distressed debt matters. Simmonds obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Cambridge University and a graduate diploma in law from the College of Law, Guildford. She is resident in the London office.

Axel Vogelmann is a member of the Financial Restructuring Group. His practice focuses on matters that include general corporate law, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions (including distressed debt transactions), private equity, and equity special situations. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Mannheim and a 2000 graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He is resident in the Frankfurt office.

Michelle R. Cirillo is a member of the Investment Management Group. Cirillo’s practice focuses on registered and unregistered investment companies, investment advisers, and other financial service providers. She organizes private investment funds, including private equity and real estate funds; provides ongoing advice to mutual funds and closed-end funds; assists with the registration of investment advisers; and drafts and negotiates dealer and placement agency agreements. Cirillo is a 2000 graduate of Boston University School of Law and is resident in the Boston office.

Goh Aizawa is a member of the Japanese Practice Group. Aizawa is a former member of the Japanese Prime Minister’s National Policy Unit. He coordinated national policy and interfaced with numerous Japanese government ministries in this role. He has extensive experience in matters involving financial products, particularly in derivatives-related disputes. He previously worked as a business strategy consultant at a prominent consulting firm. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo and is admitted to practice in Japan (bengoshi). Aizawa is resident in the Tokyo office.

Yukari Murayama is a member of the Japanese Practice Group. Murayama is the former deputy director of the Japanese Financial Services Agency’s Supervisory Coordination Division. Prior to serving at the Japanese Financial Services Agency, Murayama advised Bingham Tokyo office clients on financial restructuring and insolvency matters, as well as corporate and public company securities matters. She received a Bachelor of Laws from Waseda University and is admitted to practice in Japan (bengoshi). She is resident in the Tokyo office.

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