Robert zaque LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected 17 new partners, effective January 1, 2019.
“We would like to congratulate our new partners on this important professional achievement,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Robert zaque Law Firm. “The new partners come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, but they all exemplify the core values of the firm – excellence, professionalism and collegiality and, as our partners, I know that they will continue to uphold our highest traditions.”
The new partners are:
Jefferson Bell (Litigation, Securities / New York) – Bell’s experience includes a wide variety of complex civil litigation and securities/M&A litigation, with an emphasis on high stakes disputes in the financial services industry. Bell graduated cum laude in 2006 from Harvard Law School, where he was an articles editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
Ryan T. Bergsieker (Litigation, White Collar, Privacy and Cybersecurity / Denver) – Bergsieker is a former federal cybercrime prosecutor who has tried more than 45 civil and criminal cases to verdict. His practice is focused on government investigations, complex civil litigation, and information security/data privacy counseling. Bergsieker graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where he served as Comments Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Judge David M. Ebel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Michael H. Dore (Litigation, White Collar / Los Angeles) – A former federal prosecutor, Dore focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, particularly law firm defense and media and entertainment litigation, as well as white collar criminal defense matters and internal investigations. He has particular experience representing technology companies in financial fraud and data security matters. Dore graduated in 2003 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review.
Krista P. Hanvey (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits / Dallas) – Hanvey has significant experience with all aspects of executive compensation, retirement plan, and health and welfare benefit plan compliance, planning, and transactional matters. She also regularly advises clients with respect to general corporate governance matters. She graduated first in her class from William and Mary School of Law in 2009, where she served as Senior Articles Editor of the William & Mary Law Review.
Abbey Hudson (Litigation, Environmental and Mass Tort / Los Angeles) – Hudson practices complex trial litigation, with an emphasis on environmental, transnational and technological litigation. She also helps clients navigate environmental and emerging regulations and related governmental investigations. Hudson graduated from Columbia University in 2009, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and president of OutLaws, Columbia’s LGBT law student organization.
Jeffrey M. Jakubiak (Energy, Regulation and Litigation / New York and Washington, D.C.) – Jakubiak’s practice focuses on energy matters at the crossroads of law and economics before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the federal courts, particularly those involving electric company mergers, power sales, electric transmission rates, market development, and allegations of market manipulation. Jakubiak graduated from Cornell Law School in 1997, where he was an Olin Foundation Law and Economics Scholar.
Allison H. Kidd (Real Estate / San Francisco) – Kidd’s practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions and land use/development matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, construction and permanent financing, joint ventures, processing of entitlements and structuring of public-private partnerships. She received a law degree and master of public policy, with an emphasis on urban development policy, in 2008 from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Andrew LeGrand (Litigation / Dallas) – LeGrand is a complex commercial litigator who principally focuses on class actions and other high-stakes commercial disputes. He has successfully defended corporate clients against claims of fraud, breach of contract, products liability, consumer protection violations, and antitrust violations. He graduated in 2009 from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. LeGrand clerked for Judge A. Joe Fish in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and Judge Ann Claire Williams in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mary Beth Maloney (Litigation / New York) – Maloney’s practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial and business litigation in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. She is a trusted advisor to numerous public companies, asset funds, fund managers, and portfolio companies. Maloney graduated from University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2007, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, and clerked for Judge Alicemarie Stotler, then-chief judge of the Central District of California.
Keith R. Martorana (Business Restructuring / New York) – Martorana represents debtors, financial institutions, creditor groups and hedge funds inside and outside of chapter 11 in numerous industries, including the retail, communications, energy, homebuilding, automotive, emergency services, commercial real estate, and manufacturing sectors. Martorana graduated magna cum laude from New York Law School in 2007, where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the New York Law School Law Review.
Jason R. Meltzer (Litigation, Class Actions / Washington, D.C.) – Meltzer has experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities and consumer products class action defense. He also has extensive experience representing clients in antitrust, mass tort, breach of contract, commercial fraud, insurance and merger-related litigation. Meltzer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2005.
Jeremy Robison (Litigation, Antitrust / Washington, D.C.) – Robison’s practice focuses on antitrust and white-collar criminal defense matters, including litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions. He received his law degree magna cum laude in 2010 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Managing Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Lena Sandberg (Antitrust / Brussels) – Sandberg’s practice covers competition law, especially State aid and other aspects of competition law, such as abuse of a dominant position, cartels, and merger filings. In addition, she has extensive sectoral regulatory experience in the energy/environmental and electronic communications sectors. She also has strong experience in public procurement. Sandberg graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 1995.
Akiva Shapiro (Litigation / New York) – Shapiro’s practice focuses on a broad range of high-stakes constitutional, commercial, and appellate litigation matters. He has successfully represented clients in suits involving civil RICO, securities fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and forgery claims, as well as constitutional and other exceeding-the-scope-of-authority challenges to government actions and regulations. Shapiro graduated in 2008 from Columbia Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a semifinalist in the Harlan Fiske Stone Honors Moot Court competition.
Jeffrey L. Steiner (Financial Institutions, Derivatives / Washington, D.C.) – Steiner advises a range of clients, including commercial end-users, financial institutions, dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, clearinghouses, industry groups and trade associations on regulatory, legislative and transactional matters related to over-the-counter and listed derivatives, commodities and securities. He also advises clients on regulatory and enforcement matters relating to digital currencies and distributed ledger technology. Before joining Lincoln, Steiner was special counsel in the Division of Market Oversight at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He graduated from Tulane Law School in 2004, where he was a Business Editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.
Daniela L. Stolman (Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity / Los Angeles) – Stolman advises companies and private equity firms across a wide range of industries on public and private merger transactions, stock and asset sales, and public and private capital-raising transactions. She also advises public companies on federal securities law and corporate governance matters. She graduated from University of Southern California Law School in 2006 where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a Senior Editor of the Southern California Law Review.
Daniel A. Zygielbaum (Tax / Washington, D.C.) – Zygielbaum’s practice focuses on tax planning for mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, fund formations, REITs, real estate investments, and capital markets transactions. He has worked on a wide range of matters, including public and private mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, REIT formations, acquisitions and dispositions, investment fund formations, and real estate joint ventures. He has also represented clients in tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service. Zygielbaum received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2010.