Wilson Elser Hires Carlos Provencio, former Raymond James Associate GC, to Enhance its Securities and Commercial Practices

National law firm Wilson Elser has enhanced its Securities and Commercial & Business Litigation practices, with the recent acquisition of Carlos Enrique Provencio, formerly associate general counsel with Raymond James, one of the country's largest independent full-service wealth management and capital market firms. Mr. Provencio is of counsel in Wilson Elser’s Washington, DC office.

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His experience in-house with Raymond James and International Paper Company, along with his years in private practice with Am Law 200 firms, gives him a deep and intimate understanding of the law as well as a 360-degree view of how to best service clients.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

National law firm Wilson Elser has enhanced its Securities and Commercial & Business Litigation practices, with the recent acquisition of Carlos Enrique Provencio, formerly associate general counsel with Raymond James, one of the country's largest independent full-service wealth management and capital market firms. Mr. Provencio is of counsel in Wilson Elser’s Washington, DC office.

“We are thrilled to have Carlos on board,” shared Robert W. Goodson, regional managing partner of Wilson Elser’s Washington, DC office. “His experience in-house with Raymond James and International Paper Company, along with his years in private practice with Am Law 200 firms, gives him a deep and intimate understanding of the law as well as a 360-degree view of how to best service clients – attributes of every great lawyer.”

While with Raymond James, Mr. Provencio managed and litigated a docket of high-yield bond fund arbitrations and tried or participated in numerous arbitration hearings before FINRA and AAA. He also directed global expert witness and key fact witness preparation and strategy.

In addition, Mr. Provencio has counseled large corporations on e-discovery, document management and data privacy.

Prior to moving in-house, Mr. Provencio clerked at the state and federal levels and practiced for nine years in Washington, DC as a business litigator and corporate compliance investigator for large national firms. He has held a Series 7 Securities License.

Mr. Provencio is a frequent speaker on electronic discovery and practice management, and was an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA.

He previously served as antitrust committee Internet/publications officer of the International Bar Association in London.

Throughout his career, Mr. Provencio has been active in his local community and the greater legal community through volunteerism and pro bono work. He has served on the board of trustees for the Thurgood Marshall Academy, a Washington charter school; chaired the fundraising committee for a Memphis-based pro bono legal services provider; and represented a Guantanamo detainee.

Mr. Provencio was an influential part of the litigation team at Morgan Keegan (a predecessor firm to Raymond James) that was awarded the “In-House Litigation Team of the Year” award by Benchmark Litigation in 2011, and while working as senior counsel for International Paper Company, his litigation team was awarded the company’s Legal Eagle Award in 2007.

Mr. Provencio graduated magna cum laude with his J.D. degree from Saint Louis University School of Law (1996), where he was editor in chief of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. He graduated with his B.A. degree from Swarthmore College in 1990.

About Wilson Elser
Wilson Elser, a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm, serves its clients with nearly 800 attorneys in 26 offices in the United States and one in London and through a network of affiliates in key regions globally. Founded in 1978, it ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation’s largest law firms. Wilson Elser serves a growing, loyal base of clients with innovative thinking and an in-depth understanding of their respective businesses.


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