Duane Morris in Los Angeles Adds Eight-Attorney Corporate and Regulatory Banking Law Group from Horgan Rosen Beckham & Coren LLP
January 12, 2017
LOS ANGELES, January 11, 2017—Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that eight attorneys from noted corporate and banking boutique Horgan Rosen Beckham & Coren LLP, have joined Duane Morris’ Los Angeles office. Partners S. Alan Rosen, Arthur A. Coren, Robert P. Beckham, Khoi D. Dang, and Jerome Walker, along with Mel Aranoff and associates Steven J. Sweeney and Justin A. Santarosa bring extensive bank corporate, regulatory, merger and acquisition, securities, operations and litigation experience to the firm’s global Banking Industry Group.
“We’re thrilled to join Duane Morris,” said Rosen. “The move will allow us to continue to provide our clients with the top-level service they’ve come to expect, while also being able to offer the vastly expanded capabilities of Duane Morris for all phases of their business.” Coren added: “We are excited to be joining the Duane Morris Los Angeles Office and look forward to providing support to the excellent attorneys in that office and the firm’s global Banking Industry Group.”
“These accomplished attorneys are well-known in the California banking industry and are a great fit for our overall corporate practice and our Banking Industry Group,” said Brian Kerwin, Chair of the Duane Morris Corporate Practice Group. “Their abilities will enhance our strength in this crucial industry, and we are delighted to welcome them.”
Horgan Rosen Beckham & Coren LLP has been ranked as the top-ranked law firm on the West Coast for Financial Institutions and Mergers and Acquisitions two years in a row by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as well as the most active legal advisor to institutions on the West Coast and among the Top 20 law firms nationwide representing financial institutions in the areas of mergers and acquisitions.
Alan Rosen represents banks, bank holding companies and their subsidiaries in connection with corporate, corporate securities and administrative matters. He has served a lead role in mergers and acquisitions, bank formations, securities and debt offerings, both public and private, as well as the representation of underwriters of financial institution-related offerings. Rosen also handles trade and service mark matters and general corporate representation.
Rosen is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the UCLA Law Review, and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Arthur A. Coren advises clients on a broad array of business and banking matters. He has represented large banking institutions as well as community banks and their holding companies. Coren’s experience advising financial institutions includes mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, SEC filings and regulatory reporting, corporate governance, regulatory enforcement, loan documentation and restructuring, and consumer compliance and operations. His other business clients include startup and established businesses, real estate developers and commercial property owners. For these non-banking institution clients, Coren has worked on real estate matters, including property acquisitions and leasing; general corporate and limited liability company work; asset acquisitions; company formations; and stock sales.
Coren is a summa cum laude graduate of the Temple University School of Law and a graduate of Temple University.
Robert P. Beckham practices in the areas of commercial and business litigation with an emphasis on financial institutions and employment law. He has represented a number of publicly held companies as well as small businesses in state and federal courts. Beckham has handled more than 100 mediations and arbitrations involving commercial, business and employment issues, more than 50 trials in state courts, and more than 25 administrative proceedings. In addition, he has represented financial institutions in loan work out and troubled asset litigation. Beckham has also handled banking matters, including issues with forged check endorsements, commercial code warranties and trust accounts and employment-related issues with human resource directors of major companies. He has extensive experience in real estate litigation , corporate litigation, contractual disputes, trade secrets and IP claims.
Beckham is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law and a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Khoi D. Dang has extensive experience representing a broad range of corporate and individual clients in business transactions, including corporate and venture capital financing, secured transactions, finance lenders licensing and operations, consumer compliance, mergers and acquisitions and SEC reporting. He also represents banks, bank holding companies and their subsidiaries on a broad range of legal matters ranging from formation and conversion, regulatory and SEC compliance, corporate governance and bank operations. In addition to financial institutions, Dang advises start-up technology companies and mining businesses in the areas of secured and private equity financing, licensing, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
Dang is a graduate of Santa Clara University Law School, and a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (MA, International Relations/Pacific Studies) and of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jerome Walker represents many of the largest banking groups in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His practice concentrates on bank regulation, supervision, compliance, operations, examination and enforcement. He has worked in government, in-house and for law firms. Walker has worked opposite the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Department of Commerce, the Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority and state banking departments. Walker is a former Senior Attorney for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Managing Director and Head of Bank Regulatory Compliance for Deutsche Bank, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for HongkongBank, and Deputy Group Compliance Director and Chief Compliance Officer for Willis Holdings in North America.
Walker is a graduate of New York University School of Law and a graduate of Morehouse College. He is licensed to practice law in New York State.
Mel Aranoff focuses his practice on bankruptcy, complex commercial litigation, real property receiverships, loan workouts, equipment leasing, and litigation involving financial institutions and banking operations. He primarily represents financial institutions in matters involving credit transactions and also represents clients in state court in connection with all phases of litigation relating to real property secured transactions and other matters. He is also very active in representing creditors in complex bankruptcy matters, including the representation of creditors and trustees in proceedings relating to plan and claim litigation. Aranoff’s banking operations experience includes daily responses for banks to pending customer account, trust and levy issues, as well as drafting and review of account disclosure and other bank agreements. Aranoff regularly represents lenders in receivership and other matters.
Aranoff is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.
Steven J. Sweeney’s practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, bank regulatory matters, loan and credit transactions, corporate finance, corporate governance and general company representation. He has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, with a special emphasis on banking and financial institutions. Sweeney’s industry experience has also included real estate, media, technology, health care and consumer products. From 2003 to 2010, he was executive vice president and general counsel of a $2 billion bank and general counsel of its publicly traded bank holding company. During that time, Sweeney provided counsel regarding a wide variety of matters, including bank regulatory, public company reporting and other corporate matters, and credit, banking and other corporate transactions.
Sweeney is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and a graduate of the University of Chicago (M.A.) and of Loyola Marymount University.
Justin A. Santarosa represents corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Santarosa advises individuals and business on the formation of partnerships and limited liability companies. Mr. Santarosa also represents public and private financial institutions in a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities and regulatory matters.
Santarosa is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a graduate of the Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
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