Newly Elected Partners Span the Firm’s Financial Services, Corporate and Litigation Areas
BOSTON (Dec. 11, 2013) – Bingham has elected several lawyers into its partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
“Our clients are involved in complex, cross-border matters, and we continue to build upon our platform providing high-quality legal services worldwide,” said Chairman and CEO Jay Zimmerman. “The addition of these highly qualified lawyers to the partnership further strengthens the firm’s deep bench of talent.”
The new partners include lawyers from Bingham’s offices in Boston, Hartford, Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Their practices span the broad range of Bingham’s services, including investment management, structured transactions, private equity and M&A, financial restructuring, commercial real estate transactions, financial regulatory and litigation, corporate finance, and antitrust litigation.
The newly elected partners, listed alphabetically by office, are:
Teresa Cella is a member of the Real Estate Group. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, with emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and real estate secured financing. She has represented clients in connection with transactions involving office buildings, hotels, apartment complexes, industrial and warehouse buildings, medical office facilities, residential and commercial condominiums, and other commercial projects. Cella is a 2003 graduate of Boston College Law School and is resident in the Boston office.
Patrick Strawbridge is a member of the Financial Institutions Regulatory, Enforcement and Litigation Group. His practice focuses on complex litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on securities litigation and arbitration, constitutional claims and defenses, and appellate advocacy. As a former law clerk for three different appellate courts, he offers an informed perspective for clients facing regulatory investigations, trial court proceedings or appeals. He previously served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Supreme Court. Strawbridge is a 2004 graduate of Creighton University School of Law and is resident in the Boston office.
H. Scott Miller is a member of the Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of institutional real estate investments including acquisitions, joint venture and other equity participations, leasing, dispositions, and the entire lending cycle, including loan originations, collateral agent dealings, loan workouts and other modifications, intercreditor and servicer negotiations, loan sales, and, when necessary, foreclosure and bankruptcy. He is a 2002 graduate of Boston University School of Law and School of Management and is resident in the Hartford office.
Akshay Belani is a member of the Financial Institutions Regulatory, Enforcement and Litigation Group. His practice focuses on derivatives and the application of derivatives in trading, structured products and capital markets. He regularly represents hedge funds, banks, institutional investors, broker-dealers and multinational financial institutions in all aspects of their futures, derivatives and commodities trading with a focus on equity, credit, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodity instruments. In addition, he has substantial experience in futures, derivatives and commodities laws and regulations affecting both buy- and sell-side market participants and has participated in industry groups in the development of standardized documentation in the OTC and cleared derivatives markets. He has been a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to the new global derivatives market structure (with an emphasis on Dodd-Frank) and regularly advises clients on related issues. Belani is a 2004 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and is resident in the firm’s New York office.
Harlyn Bohensky is a member of the Structured Transactions Group. His practice focuses on the areas of structured finance and securitization. He has advised clients on a broad array of transactions, including mortgage and asset-backed securities issuances, financings of mortgage loans and mortgage servicing rights, securitizations of financial assets, acquisitions of mortgage servicing rights, whole loan sales, collateralized debt obligations and related matters. He is a 2000 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and is resident in Bingham’s New York office.
Aaron Borden is a member of the Transactional Finance Group. He advises banks, insurance companies, mezzanine funds and other commercial lenders, as well as borrowers, in a variety of debt and equity financing transactions. He has also been involved in several complex financial restructurings, workouts and bankruptcy matters. Borden is a 2004 graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Law and is resident in the New York office.
Sujal Shah is a member of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group. His practice focuses on antitrust litigation and counseling, commercial litigation, and appellate matters. He focuses on complex antitrust matters, including class actions, and has represented clients in cartel and monopolization cases. He also has represented clients seeking merger approval before the Department of Justice, and counsels clients on the antitrust implications of joint venture agreements and vertical sales and distribution agreements. He is a 2001 graduate of Yale Law School and is resident in the San Francisco office.
Laura Flores is a member of the Investment Management Group. Her practice focuses on investment company and investment adviser regulatory and compliance-related issues. She regularly assists clients with the formation and registration of investment advisers and investment companies, including exchange-traded investment companies. Flores is a 2004 graduate of Boston University School of Law and is resident in the Washington, D.C., office.
Bryan Killian is a member of the Appellate Group. His practice focuses on appeals and complex trial and regulatory issues. He has worked on several high-profile appeals, including Fifth Circuit appeals from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Ninth Circuit appeals from mortgage-backed securities class actions, and litigation in the D.C. Circuit challenging EPA’s regulation of stationary source greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. He also has briefed appeals on a range of tech-related issues, such as the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to Internet websites and issues under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He previously served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Killian is a 2005 graduate of Harvard Law School and is resident in the Washington, D.C., office.