Ten Attorneys Join Chapman from Ashurst


The group further expands Chapman’s structured and municipal finance practices with respect to transactional, regulatory, and tax counsel.

August 7, 2017

Chapman and Cutler LLP announced today that Douglas A. Bird, William A. Gray, Steven L Kopp, David Z. Nirenberg, Patrick B. Quill, and Michael Voldstad joined the firm as partners in Chapman’s New York office, Thomas N. Glushko joined the firm as a partner in the San Francisco office, Jacquelyn Cerasuolo joined the firm as senior counsel in the New York office, Christopher W. McGovern joined the firm as senior counsel in the San Francisco office, and R. Bradley Vollkommer joined the firm as a senior associate in the New York office. The group joins Chapman from Ashurst, adding depth to Chapman’s structured finance and municipal finance practices: 

“We are very pleased to welcome this highly regarded group to our firm,” said Tim Mohan, Chapman’s Chief Executive Partner. “Chapman’s long-term strategy has been to deepen and expand relationships with clients across the United States particularly in the major financial centers. Our new partners and senior counsel add significant depth to our nationally recognized structured and public finance practices and we are very happy they chose Chapman.” 

Walt Begley, Chapman’s Lateral Recruiting Partner, noted “In addition to the transaction experience our new partners and senior counsel bring to Chapman, we gain added regulatory and tax depth for our structured finance and municipal clients.”

Pat Quill, speaking on behalf of the group, said “We chose Chapman because of the firm’s focus on financial services, including structured finance and municipal clients. Chapman’s culture and commitment to the US financial services marketplace provides an excellent platform for our practices and aligns perfectly with our desire to continue to provide the excellent legal service our clients have come to expect through their relationships with us over the years.”

Handling structured transactions involving financial assets and asset-backed financings with unusual revenue streams is a hallmark of Chapman’s structured finance practice. The firm is nationally known for its representation of US and foreign financial institutions in securitization and structured transactions, including institutional investors in private placements of securitized assets. Chapman’s nationally recognized public finance practice ranks among the top law firms in the nation for public and not-for-profit finance. Chapman has been at the forefront in the development of new financing products, legislative advocacy, and counseling public bodies and the financial services industry regarding evolving obligations under federal law and regulations impacting public and not-for-profit finance.

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