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Conrad G. Bahlke Joins Stroock's Derivatives and Commodities Practice

New York, NY, Jan. 31, 2011…Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced the addition of Conrad G. Bahlke as a Partner in the Derivatives and Commodities Group in New York, effective immediately.

Specializing in the areas of derivatives transactions and regulation, commodities transactions and regulation and banking regulation, Mr. Bahlke represents a broad range of clients, including banks, corporations, governmental organizations, investment funds, pension plans and individuals.

"Conrad brings to Stroock extensive experience with a broad variety of derivatives, commodities and bank regulatory work," said Marvin Goldstein, head of Stroock's Derivatives and Commodities Group. "His client base has an outstanding synergy with that of Stroock and his background and deep understanding of the derivatives industry will greatly enhance the firm's already strong practice."

"I am excited at the opportunity to join Stroock and be immersed with a group of peers with similar experience," said Bahlke. "I am confident this is a great fit for both myself and the firm."

Mr. Bahlke comes to Stroock from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, where he was a partner in the Structured Finance and Derivatives Group.  Prior to joining Weil Gotshal in 2000, Mr. Bahlke was Special Counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel and an associate at White & Case. He was also an attorney at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C.  He received his undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Oberlin College, and both J.D. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Chicago.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and private equity firms in the U.S. and abroad.  Stroock's emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation's leading law firms for 130 years.  Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax.