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August 19, 2019

Press Release

Firm Attracts 10th Lateral Partner -- 3rd in Litigation -- in 12 Months

New York, August 19, 2019 James R. Serritella, a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on cutting-edge and complex disputes in the financial services, bankruptcy and insurance sectors, has joined Stroock as a partner in its New York office.

The addition marks Stroock’s 10th lateral partner hire in the past 12 months. Notably, James is the third litigation partner in this group, following the addition of Joshua Sohn in August and Jennifer Recine in March.

“James’s practice represents an ideal complement to several of our marquee groups,” said Alan Klinger, Stroock’s co-managing partner. “He’s an accomplished litigator in the prime of his career, and we believe his addition expands the client services we offer.”

James has defended against billions of dollars in claims related to residential mortgage-backed securities, redemptions in funds linked to Bernie Madoff, and various other matters involving financial services.   He has also litigated and counseled clients on insurance coverage issues in connection with various types of policies, including professional liability, directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, and cybersecurity.

“Stroock is widely regarded as home to sophisticated attorneys in areas that align with the needs of my practice, which will enable me to better service my clients,” James said. “I look forward to being part of a firm with such talented and respected attorneys.”

Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally.  With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. For more, visit www.stroock.com.

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