Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – New York, NY—Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes Edward G. Eisert to its investment management practice. Eisert joins the firm from Franklin Templeton Investments, where he served as General Corporate Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of its subsidiary, Fiduciary Trust Company International. Prior to Fiduciary Trust, Eisert was a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.
At Fiduciary Trust, Eisert advised senior management and the private wealth management, institutional and investor services lines of business on matters relating to strategic initiatives, investment and banking mandates, products and services, securities and banking regulatory compliance and litigation. Eisert’s practice at K&L Gates focuses on investment management, securities regulation, joint ventures/mergers and acquisitions and capital markets/structured finance.
Woody Collins, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ New York office, said: “The diverse industry background of our investment management lawyers is one of the most distinguishing aspects of our practice. Ed is no exception. Our clients in New York and other markets around the globe will benefit from his multifaceted knowledge of the financial services sector. We are thrilled to welcome Ed to the firm.”
K&L Gates’ Chairman and Global Managing Partner Peter J. Kalis said: “One of the hallmarks of our investment management practice—which now spans three continents—has been its ability continuously to adjust to the marketplace. Ed’s broad experience and international focus takes another major step in solidifying our position among the world’s leading investment management law firms.”