The addition of Brian and Eden increases the strength of our Business and Securities Regulation practice
New York (Vocus) March 21, 2008
Haynes and Boone, LLP has added two new partners, Brian Daughney and Eden Rohrer, to the rapidly expanding New York-based Business and Securities Regulation practice group.
“The addition of Brian and Eden increases the strength of our Business and Securities Regulation practice,” said Ken Bezozo, the New York office administrative partner. “Our commitment to superior client service required that we supplement our broad corporate and securities strengths with these additions. Our determination led to the arrival of these highly experienced securities, SPAC and broker-dealer partners in order to better serve the investment banking and brokerage communities.”
Brian Daughney has more than 20 years experience as a corporate and securities law practitioner focused on early-stage and mid-cap company representation. He represents public and private issuers in start-up financings, venture capital transactions, SPACs, private placements of debt and equity, including Regulation D, PIPEs and public offerings. He also counsels investment banks, underwriters and placement agents in transactions and regulatory issues. SPACs are “Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” whose existence relies upon a host of complex rules and regulations. Mr. Daughney received a Juris Doctor from Hofstra Law School and is a frequent lecturer at securities law and broker-dealer conferences on issues pertaining to securities law and public company representations.
“Brian’s experience adds to our firm’s broad Business and Securities Regulation practice,” said Haynes and Boone partner Harvey Kesner, who heads the New York group. “Brian has represented investment banks and issuers including the newly emerging SPAC market. As new and innovative financial products continue to evolve, we are committed to maintaining our leadership position servicing companies and their financiers during their early stages and through a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, PIPEs, registered direct offerings and underwritten public offerings.”
Eden Rohrer is a veteran attorney who focuses on broker-dealer compliance, arbitration and litigation. Ms. Rohrer advises broker-dealers on all aspects of their regulatory requirements including membership applications, registration, employment, trading, market making issues and other compliance matters. Ms. Rohrer represents broker-dealers and registered persons in FINRA (formerly, NASD and NYSE) and AAA arbitrations as well as in SEC, FINRA, state and foreign regulatory examinations, investigations and enforcement actions. Ms. Rohrer frequently advises both domestic and foreign clients with respect to brokerage, finders and consulting activities in the context of registration obligations and exemptions. Additionally, Ms. Rohrer litigates commercial actions in federal and state forums primarily involving securities and corporate issues. She received a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Colgate University.
“Adding prominent regulatory and compliance attorneys helps us fulfill our commitment to offer the resources needed by the investment banking and brokerage community, and will assist us in servicing the needs of the finance community nationally,” Mr. Kesner said. “The addition of Brian and Eden will complement our existing investment banking and broker-dealer representation, while bolstering our ability to provide significant regulatory experience on a transactional and regulatory basis.”
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2007), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2008), and women (Women 3.0, 2008).
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