Milbank has hired Deborah Festa as a partner, resident in its Los Angeles office. Festa regularly advises investment managers in strategies and deals designed to augment and protect their assets.

She has an extensive background in complex securitization offerings, and counseling clients on compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act's provisions and pertinent Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. Before joining Milbank, Festa was a partner with O’Melveny & Myers.

“We are delighted that Deborah is joining our team as we continue to enhance our corporate and finance capabilities," said Kenneth Baronsky, managing partner of Milbank’s Los Angeles office. "Deborah’s focus on investment management firms and other financial institutions nicely complements the firm’s practice and will open up new opportunities to serve our clients.”

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