CHICAGO, June 18, 2007 – Synde B. Keywell joins the international law …

CHICAGO, June 18, 2007 – Synde B. Keywell joins the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP as a partner in the Chicago office. Keywell joins Bryan Cave from a Chicago law firm and will practice with Bryan Cave’s Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Groups.

“Synde Keywell has built a strong practice throughout the course of her career, and Bryan Cave’s extensive resources will provide her with an opportunity to enhance her client relationships,” said Jeffrey W. Morof, managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Chicago office. “At the same time, Synde adds depth to our expanding representation of financial institutions, especially in the consumer area.”

Keywell has extensive experience representing intellectual property licensors, consumer finance companies and financial institutions in commercial litigation. She defends clients on complex fraud, predatory lending, lender liability and statutory claims and has represented clients in matters involving the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Truth in Lending Act. In 1981, Keywell was a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Anna Diggs-Taylor, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Keywell is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Bankruptcy Law and Federal Civil Practice Committees of the Chicago Bar Association. She served as the chairperson of the Consumer Finance Committee of the Chicago Bar Association from 2004-2005. Keywell received her J.D. in 1978, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. in 1975 from the University of Michigan.

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 800 lawyers in 14 offices across the United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East, and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

For more information, contact:
Meghan Clinton at (212) 576-2700 ext. 223
[email protected]

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