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Latham & Watkins Adds Investment Management Partner in New York – US Legal Announcements

LawFuel.com – Legal Announcement Service – Addition of experienced regulatory and compliance investment management partner bolsters investment management, funds formation, structured products, private equity and corporate finance practices

New York, April 15, 2009… Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Brynn Peltz has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Peltz has a broad base of expertise advising financial institutions, private equity, real estate and hedge fund sponsors, alternative asset managers and registered investment companies with respect to all aspects of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Peltz has more than twenty years experience advising clients on matters including fund formation, registration and offering, structuring of financial products, adviser registration, compliance and other regulatory issues. She is among a very small set of practitioners globally with deep knowledge of exchange-traded funds and other structured wealth management products with fund characteristics. Her expertise also extends to mergers and acquisitions in the investment management sector.

“Brynn is a very talented practitioner, who brings extensive knowledge and technical acumen in the rapidly evolving area of investment management regulation to our global platform. Her track record in the investment management industry will broaden and deepen the array of services that we are offering to our financial institution clients and will further enhance our corporate and finance practices both in the United States and globally,” said David Gordon, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in New York. “There is a lot of synergy between Brynn’s investment management expertise and our structured products and derivatives, fund formation and corporate finance practices, and we are excited to be adding one of the very best in the field to our firm.”

“As the regulatory outlook changes, Brynn’s breadth of experience and skill set is critical for investment vehicles and their sponsors,” said Marc Jaffe, Vice Chair of the Global Corporate Department. “Brynn has impeccable regulatory and compliance credentials that will support the growth of our funds formation and structured products and derivatives capability. She will help strengthen and broaden our representation of financial institutions in connection with the structuring and distribution of complex financial products that may have fund-like characteristics.”

“Latham & Watkins’ global platform and its prominence in the fund formation, structured products, equity, credit and commodity derivatives, private equity and corporate finance areas are attractive qualities to me,” said Peltz. “Latham’s formidable expertise in these areas and strong regulatory practice offers clients a comprehensive capability, in the US and globally, in the face of a changing regulatory climate.”

Peltz joins Latham & Watkins from Clifford Chance. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, she practiced at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP for seven years. Prior thereto, she served as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President in the investment management practice at Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. She received her law degree from Cornell Law School in 1988 and a B.S. from Cornell University in 1985.

About Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,100 attorneys in 28 offices, including Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Brussels, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Paris, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the Website at www.lw.com.

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