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Elevations span Stroock practices including corporate, investment management, financial services/class action litigation and financial restructuring

Stroock has started 2017 with the elevation of five attorneys to its partner and special counsel ranks, representing the firm’s practice strengths in corporate transactions, investment management, financial services litigation and financial restructurings. The two new partners and three special counsel, based in Stroock’s New York and Los Angeles offices, serve national clients in all of the firm’s markets.

“Stroock has new energy and these exceptionally talented attorneys reflect that energy.  As we watch our clients evolve in their demand for legal talent, we are focused on delivering strong resources and creative solutions to support their legal and business needs,” said Jeff Keitelman, Stroock’s new co-managing partner.  “While we remain active buyers of lateral talent, we’re pleased to promote worthy homegrown lawyers.  These superior attorneys are a product of our training and a very big part of Stroock’s exciting future.”

The new partners and special counsel are:

Lucas T. Charleston (partner — Corporate/ Financial Restructuring, New York) Mr. Charleston has represented leading banking firms, hedge funds, alternative capital providers, private equity funds and companies in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, restructurings, rescue financings and other special situation transactions.  He has significant experience with a wide array of transaction structures, including both syndicated and bilateral loans, high yield bonds, club deals, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, first lien/second lien structures, split collateral structures and unitranche financings. Mr. Charleston received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Monmouth University.

Bradford A. Green (partner — Corporate/Investment Management, New York) Mr. Green frequently counsels investment management clients in connection with the structuring, establishment and operation of closed-end and mutual fund products, and general compliance matters arising under the U.S. federal securities laws.  He also provides regulatory advice to U.S. investment advisers, and serves as fund counsel to closed-end investment companies, including both registered and private alternative investment products, and as counsel to fund independent board members.  Mr. Green received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Shannon E. Dudic (special counsel — Financial Services/Class Action, Los Angeles) Ms. Dudic practices complex litigation with a focus on representing financial services institutions and companies, including national banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders and student lenders, in individual and class actions.  She also provides compliance and regulatory advice to clients, including with respect to regulatory exams.  Ms. Dudic has extensive knowledge of state and federal laws relating to privacy, debt collection, unfair business practices and other consumer protection statutes.  She received her J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law and her B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Sherry J. Millman (special counsel — Financial Restructuring, New York) Ms. Millman has extensive experience serving clients in the restructuring and insolvency field.  She regularly represents debtors and creditors’ committees as well as secured and unsecured creditors in large, complex bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.  Ms. Millman received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Hofstra University.

Benjamin T. Potter (special counsel — Corporate, Los Angeles) Mr. Potter provides general corporate counseling services to public and private businesses and their owners. His experience encompasses a wide range of corporate matters, including advising clients on a full spectrum of business objectives, such as analyzing, structuring and documenting mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and restructurings.  Mr. Potter also works with private equity investors to structure and negotiate investments and serves as counsel to their portfolio companies.  He earned his J.D. from USC Gould School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Stroock is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad.  With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami. For more, visit

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