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September 8, 2016

New York, NY, September 8, 2016 -- Bruce D. Gallant, former Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A, has joined Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP as Of Counsel in the firm's New York office, where he will advise clients on employee benefits, executive compensation, ERISA and related matters.
"The addition of Bruce Gallant, a preeminent regulatory and business counsellor, is further evidence of Stroock's focus on the needs of our financial services clients," stated Stuart H. Coleman, Stroock's co-managing partner.
Mr. Gallant, who was also the Chief Fiduciary Officer for JPMorgan's institutional investment management business, has more than 15 years of private practice experience prior to his tenure at JPMorgan.  He has represented public and private companies, including broker-dealers, investment managers, investment banks and other financial institutions and organizations.
"Bruce brings to Stroock a wealth of industry knowledge from the perspectives of both a senior executive at a premier investment bank and as a lawyer at an international law firm," said Steven W. Rabitz, who leads the employee benefits and executive compensation practice at Stroock. 
Mr. Gallant earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 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.  Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation's leading law firms for almost 140 years.  Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security/CFIUS, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax.  The firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami.  

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