New York, NY – July 20, 2004 – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that it has elected three attorneys to the partnership, effective September 1, 2004. The newly elected partners are Allison M. Alcasabas, Scott D. Berson and Joseph G. Falcone.
“We enthusiastically welcome to the partnership these extremely talented lawyers,” said Charles K. O’Neill, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “We are tremendously proud of their professional accomplishments, the breadth of their experience and their commitment to the Firm and its clients.”
About the New Partners
Allison M. Alcasabas, age 36, New York office, Litigation: Ms. Alcasabas’ practice focuses on complex products liability litigation. She is currently representing Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation in smoking and health litigation throughout the United States. Ms. Alcasabas received her B.A., cum laude, from Bucknell University, and her J.D. from Cornell Law School, where she was a member of the Cornell Law Review. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Washington State.
Scott D. Berson, age 34, New York office, Corporate: Mr. Berson principally represents financial institutions in connection with structured and more conventional financings, in addition to general corporate transactional matters. In his representation of arrangers and administrative agents, Mr. Berson participated in the creation of a single-seller commercial paper conduit to finance trade receivables and a series of lease financing transactions for a Fortune 100 industrial/service company. Mr. Berson also recently represented an international lending institution in connection with a secured loan to an energy company emerging from bankruptcy, and currently represents a major financial institution arranging several restructurings of lease financing transactions, including a refinancing through a Rule 144A capital markets offering. He received his B.A., with honors, from Amherst College, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York.
Joseph G. Falcone, age 36, New York office, Litigation: Mr. Falcone concentrates his practice on complex products liability litigation. He has assisted in the successful defense of cigarette manufacturers in several product liability trials throughout the United States. He also has counseled manufacturers in the United Kingdom and Asia with respect to product liability defense issues. Mr. Falcone received his B.A. from Haverford College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was managing editor of the Syracuse Law Review. After graduating from law school, Mr. Falcone clerked for two years for the Hon. Nicholas H. Politan, U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
About Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, corporate finance, energy, telecommunications, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, white collar defense, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, reinsurance and insurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Moscow, Kyiv, Warsaw (through a Polish partnership), Beijing and a multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke, in London. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.