Morrison Cohen LLP Announces New Lateral Partner

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Morrison Cohen LLP announced today the admission to the firm of its newest lateral partner, Terence K. McLaughlin.

Mr. McLaughlin will join the Firm's Business Litigation Department. He comes to Morrison Cohen with over 16 years of experience representing financial and professional institutions, hedge funds, corporations and senior business executives in a wide variety of securities and complex commercial litigation matters. Mr. McLaughlin’s financial litigation expertise encompasses, among other things, derivative and direct litigation on behalf of private equity sponsors and other corporate clients, traditional securities and consumer class action litigation, and a broad spectrum of contractual and commercial litigation on behalf of clients in varying industries in federal and state courts across the country. By virtue of his frequent representation of financial and hedge fund clients, Mr. McLaughlin also has expertise advising clients in connection with disputes arising out of corporate insolvencies, both in court-supervised proceedings and out-of-court workouts alike. Immediately prior to joining Morrison Cohen, Mr. McLaughlin was a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

David Scherl, Chairman of Morrison Cohen, said: "We are excited about Terry joining us. He brings additional depth and range of experience to our financial institution litigation practice, and we anticipate that he will play a very significant role servicing the litigation needs of our existing investment banking, private equity, commercial banking and other financial institution clients. We also expect that institutional clients that have worked with Terry prior to joining us will welcome our dramatically more rational billing rates.”

About Morrison Cohen LLP

Morrison Cohen LLP has grown to become one of New York’s leading full service mid-size commercial law firms. Given its moderate size and client-favorable partner-to-associate ratio, Morrison Cohen clients work principally with senior, seasoned attorneys at cost effective and sensitive pricing.

Morrison Cohen principally services the following three markets:

Middle Market Businesses and Transactions: Morrison Cohen regularly represents public and private mid-cap companies (generally companies with annual revenues of up to $1 billion) in connection with their corporate and securities, commercial litigation, real estate, tax/ERISA, intellectual property, and other legal needs. The Firm also serves large-cap companies in connection with their middle market corporate and securities, real estate, and other transactions, as well as their commercial litigation and intellectual property needs.

Financial Institutions and Sponsors: Morrison Cohen regularly represents a large number of financial institutions and other financing sources, ranging from stand-alone venture capital funds of relatively modest size and individual angel investors at one end of the spectrum, and bulge bracket investment banks and underwriters, private equity, distressed debt/restructuring and buyout sponsors, mezzanine debt providers, and senior banking institutions at the other end of the same spectrum. Morrison Cohen represents these institutions and other financing sources principally in middle market transactions and investments. Its commercial litigation attorneys regularly represent these institutions and other financing sources in a variety of matters, ranging from securities related litigation to sophisticated commercial and contract litigation.

High Net Worth Individuals: Morrison Cohen's individual client services group, which includes attorneys in its family law, trusts & estates, tax, compensation and benefits/ERISA, and real estate departments, principally serves high net worth individuals in connection with their varied financial, family and other personal affairs. Many of the users of these services are executive officers and employees of the Firm’s many operating business clients, or principals, partners or employees of the many financial institutions that it represents.

Morrison Cohen LLP
David A. Scherl
Tel 212 735 8716
Fax 917 522 3116

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