Rachel Coan joins New York office; brings extensive expertise in c…

Rachel Coan joins New York office; brings extensive expertise in complex structured securities transactions

New York, September, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jobs – Morrison & Foerster announced on September 6 that Rachel Coan has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Ms. Coan joins the firm from LeBoeuf, Lamb Greene & MacRae LLP.

Ms. Coan represents enterprises in the insurance, reinsurance and financial services industries. As a member of the New York Capital Markets Group, Ms. Coan’s work will involve the representation of issuers, sponsors, purchasers and collateral managers in all aspects of asset-backed offerings. Her work also will include providing corporate and securities support for our New York- and San Francisco-based tax teams. Ms. Coan will continue to advise underwriters, placement agents, other financial intermediaries and issuers in offerings that typically involve the issuance of hybrid securities, innovative financial products, structured products and derivatives.

Tom Humphreys, Chair of the Federal Tax Department, commented, “Rachel will provide significant corporate expertise in support of our financial products and transactional work for investment banks and other financial institutions. Her strength in complex financial products that have unique tax aspects will further client service provided by both our capital markets and tax groups. Rachel’s corporate work also complements that of new federal tax partner Robert Cudd, also formerly of LeBoeuf, and now resident in both the San Francisco and New York offices.”

Ms. Coan became a partner at LeBoeuf in 1999. She received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1984 where she was the Notes and Comments Editor (1983 – 1984) of the Rutgers Law Review. She received her B.A. from Smith College in 1977. Ms. Coan is a member of the Pro Bono and Public Service Committee of the New York Bar Association, and actively works on pro bono matters involving corporate issues. She is also a member of the Board of the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.

“We are pleased to welcome Rachel to the firm. Her depth of knowledge in the securities and tax fields will bring added synergy to both groups, and will be an asset to the firm. Additionally, her commitment to pro bono work fits well with the culture and values of Morrison & Foerster,” said Keith Wetmore, Chair of Morrison & Foerster.

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