Los Angeles, August 8, 2004 Legal news, law news, law firm announcements & research at LAWFUEL– Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a national law and consulting firm, today announced that corporate, finance and banking attorney Barbara S. Polsky has re-joined Manatt as a partner. Ms. Polsky brings to Manatt a wide range of experience in corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, bank regulatory matters and structured finance.
“Barbara began her career at Manatt, and we’re very pleased to welcome her back,” said Paul H. Irving, Chief Executive and Managing Partner of Manatt. “Her technical expertise, sophisticated understanding of financial markets and business judgment, developed over many years of private practice and service as a corporate general counsel, bring an added and valuable new dimension to our growing financial services practice.”
Ms. Polsky has extensive experience representing numerous domestic and foreign banks, financial holding companies, savings associations and mortgage and other specialty finance companies in a wide range of corporate, finance and securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory and compliance matters. Ms. Polsky regularly represents financial institutions in connection with enforcement actions relating to capital, asset quality, management, compliance and other issues. Her practice includes regular interaction with federal and state regulatory agencies, including the SEC, OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, OTS, and the California Department of Financial Institutions.
Ms. Polsky previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of City National Corporation and City National Bank and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Aames Financial Corporation.
“It is extraordinary to me that I am returning to Manatt, where I began my career and connection to the financial services industry,” said Ms. Polsky.
Manatt’s financial services and investment banking clients include Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., Wachovia Corp., US Bancorp, Countrywide Credit Industries, Greater Bay Bancorp, Downey Financial Corp., HSBC Holdings, East West Bancorp, Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co., Citizens Business Bank, Mid-State Bank, Lehman Brothers, Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., California National Bank, United PanAm Financial Corp. and Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Ms. Polsky received her B.A., with highest honors, from the University of Michigan in 1975, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1979. At the Michigan Law School, Ms. Polsky served as Articles Editor of the Michigan Yearbook of International Legal Studies.
Ms. Polsky frequently lectures at investment banking and commercial banking seminars on mergers and acquisitions, bank capital augmentation and compliance matters. Ms. Polsky is a Founding Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Los Angeles Appleseed and a member of the Board of Directors of Public Counsel in Los Angeles.
About Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP provides legal and consulting services to domestic and international clients from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto and Sacramento, Calif.; New York City and Albany, N.Y.; Washington D.C.; and Mexico City. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Manatt Jones Global Strategies, LLC develops and implements strategies to expand clients’ businesses and facilitate their effective competition in global markets. For more information, visit www.manatt.com and www.manattjones.com.