Former Morgan Stanley ABS pro Caroline Morrill has started in her new position as head of ABS syndicate at ABN AMRO, where she will be a managing director (see ASR 6/30/03). The addition of Morrill, a longtime veteran of ABS syndicate and trading, is the first piece in what is expected to be a fairly large ramp-up for its U.S. ABS group, following the defection of former group head John Mullen. Mullen resigned in early May. Morrill left her position at Morgan Stanley last fall.

Thacher Proffitt & Wood has named Gene Haldeman as counsel in the structured finance group in its New York office, the company reported. Haldeman joined TPW in 1993 as an associate and has focused on residential and commercial mortgage securitization as representative of both issuers and underwriters. Haldeman reports to partner Steve Kudenholdt. Thacher also announced Matthew Dyckman had been elected to partner and Allison Berman has also been named counsel.

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