(NEW YORK) July 11, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – DLA P…

(NEW YORK) July 11, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP has announced that Robert Gold has joined the firm’s Litigation practice group as a partner in the New York office. Gold was previously Of Counsel at Sullivan & Worcester.

Over the course of his 35-year legal career, Gold has handled litigation in civil and criminal cases, as well as international litigation and arbitration. He has particular experience in white collar defense. He has also advised several multi-billion dollar financial institutions in crisis management and turnarounds.

Gold began his career as a litigation attorney at Shea & Gould in 1971. From 1973 to 1977, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the Official Corruption Unit and in the Securities Fraud Unit. He also lectured in the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute from 1975 to 1976.

Gold re-entered private practice in 1978, eventually returning to Shea & Gould in 1980 before forming Gold & Wachtel, where he served as co-managing partner.

From 1998 to 2000, he worked with Louis Ranieri, chief executive officer of Ranieri & Company, assisting in crisis management and turnarounds.

In 2001, he joined Alco Capital Partners and Abacus Advisors, as a principal, working on crisis management, liquidations and turnarounds. He later served as managing general partner for various bankruptcy investment partnerships.

“Bob is a seasoned trial lawyer who has benefited from a dynamic mix of litigation experience, both in the public sector and in private practice,” said Joseph Finnerty III, partner and chair of the New York litigation practice group. “We are pleased that he has joined the firm and we anticipate that he will contribute significantly to our corporate governance, commercial and white collar criminal defense practices.”

Gold earned both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Cornell University in 1971. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1967.

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