Jones Day has announced additions to its structured finance practice, part of the firm's banking and finance group. The law firm added John White, who was formerly at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, as "of counsel" for its CDO team. White, who is based in Atlanta focuses on commercial real estate CDOs, which complements the firm's focus on cash, synthetic and hybrid CDOs. The new hire is joined in Atlanta by associate Bruce Luna, also from Cadwalader. Additionally, joining Jones Day's New York office are structured finance associates Carey Gabay, formerly from Schulte Roth & Zabel, and Katherine Bushueff, who was previously at Cadwalader.
Financial Security Assurance has hired Dan Champeau as a director in its Infrastructure Finance Group, Americas. The new hire will report to Olivier Garnier, managing director and head of the same group. Champeau held a similar position as a managing director at Fitch Ratings. In earlier positions at Fitch, Champeau was the head of the New York public finance office, and also managed all revenue bond and infrastructure ratings groups nationwide, including transportation, public power utilities, health care/hospitals, and sports/entertainment facilities, among others. He was also the vice chairman of the public finance executive committee.