The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Alan I. Raylesberg, 53, has joined the Firm as a partner in the litigation practice, resident in New York. Mr. Raylesberg comes to Chadbourne from Vinson & Elkins in New York, where he was a partner and head of the New York litigation practice. Before that, Mr. Raylesberg was a partner at New York’s Rosenman & Colin for 17 years, where he was chairman of the litigation department.
“We are pleased to welcome Alan back to Chadbourne,” said Charles K. O’Neill, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “He is a tremendous litigator and his expertise will be of great value to the Firm – especially our growing securities litigation and white collar defense practice groups – and our clients.”
“I am thrilled to ‘come home’ to Chadbourne,” said Mr. Raylesberg, who began his legal career as a summer associate at Chadbourne in 1974. “The Firm’s top-tier litigation practice offers the ideal environment in which to continue to grow my practice.”
“I wish it hadn’t taken Alan 30 years to make the right decision, but better late than never,” said litigation partner Jerome C. Katz, who was also in the summer associate class of 1974 and has been with the Firm since graduating from law school. “Alan is one of the best litigators around and a welcome addition to our team.” Chadbourne corporate partner Peter R. Kolyer was also a member of that summer associate class.
Mr. Raylesberg has extensive experience in commercial litigation, specializing in complex commercial cases with a particular concentration in the securities litigation, financial services and accountants’ liability areas. He has represented numerous broker-dealers, investment banks, hedge funds and accounting firms in matters of all kinds, including securities fraud cases, class actions and shareholder derivative suits.
Mr. Raylesberg also defends both individuals and entities in regulatory proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
Active in bar associations and other legal organizations, Mr. Raylesberg is a director of the Fund for Modern Courts, a past director of the New York County Lawyers Association, a former chair of that Association’s Appellate Courts Committee, and a former member of the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He also serves as a mediator for the New York State Supreme Court’s Commercial Division, where he has been a member of an advisory panel to the Chief Administrative Judge. Mr. Raylesberg is also an active member of the Securities Industry Association Legal and Compliance Division and has been a speaker on “Internal Investigations” at their annual conference.
Mr. Raylesberg received his B.A. from New York University and his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University, where he was a member of the Law Review.