Bingham McCutchen has elected 13 lawyers to its partnership. The promotions follow a year when the law firm expanded its key practices in the global markets, including launching its Frankfurt-based financial restructuring practice. It also grew its Hong Kong office.

This specifically applies in the areas of structured transactions, investment management and financial restructuring.

The partnerships, made effective Jan. 1, include lawyers from Bingham’s offices on both U.S.
coasts and in practices such as structured transactions, broker-dealer, antitrust, environmental, private equity, energy and project finance, institutional finance, investment management, and tax. 

Among the newly elected partners include Robert Gross, Steven Miller, Christopher Lawrence, and Gerald Russellois, among others.

Gross is part of the structured transactions group and has represented investment banks, hedge funds, issuers, sellers, purchasers, investors, servicers and monoline insurers regarding domestic and cross-border financial deals. Gross’s transactional experience includes public and private offerings and resecuritizations of ABS; asset sales and purchases, such as sales and purchases involving distressed assets; mergers and acquisitions of mortgage-related assets and businesses; future flow securitizations in emerging markets; publicly registered offerings of securities backed by U.K. and Australian mortgage loans; servicing transfers; derivatives; various financing transactions; and the creation and maintenance of different distressed asset fund structures and programs.

Miller is part of the banking and leveraged finance group and advises on general corporate finance and commercial lending. He represents financial institutions, borrowers and private equity funds in connection with a wide variety of public and private financing deals, such as equity sponsored acquisition facilities, syndicated credit facilities, cash-flow and asset-based loans, multiple-lien, mezzanine and other subordinated credits, loan portfolio sales, restructuring, recapitalization and other strategic financings and workout related matters.

Lawrence is part of the institutional finance group. His practice is concentrated on the representation of insurance firms and institutional investors, banks, mezzanine funds and other lenders in a wide range of secured and unsecured debt and equity financing deals such as private placement, mezzanine, syndicated bank, acquisition, project, private equity fund investment and cross-border financings as well as asset-based lending deals. He also has experience in public and private securities offerings and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance matters.

Russello is a member of the broker-dealer unit. His practice focuses on representation of financial institutions and other entities in connection with regulatory and enforcement inquiries by the SEC, FINRA, and other SROs and federal and state regulators. Before Bingham, Russello was a managing director in the legal department of Bear Stearns, where he was responsible for a wide range of regulatory and enforcement matters across all business units. He also spent over three years as division branch chief with the enforcement division of the SEC in New York.

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