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Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP Announces the Addition of Senior Attorneys to Its Financial Services and Litigation Practices

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The national corporate, litigation and IP law firm Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP has announced the addition of three senior attorneys.

“In this period where so many companies are contracting, we are proud to have the need and ability to attract these three superior attorneys to our firm,” said Mike Halloran, a founding partner of HFK and former General Counsel of Bank of America, and Linda Lerner, head of the New York Office.

Cassondra Joseph joined the New York office focusing primarily on all aspects of regulatory compliance and transactions for hedge funds, investment advisors and broker dealers. Working with clients from formation through regulatory approval and ongoing compliance, she assists clients in expanding their businesses while their legal and regulatory needs are met. She concentrates on fund formation and documentation, digital asset funds, and guidance on regulatorily compliant advertising.

Prior to joining HFK, Cassondra was a Managing Director of a financial industry services firm. She had served as General Counsel at a NYSE brokerage firm that also included large investment advisors.

William Green joined HFK’s Delaware practice specializing in complex corporate and commercial litigation. His focus is on litigation in Delaware related to mergers and acquisitions, D&O liability, shareholder suits and business valuation. Bill brings HFK the benefits of a litigation boutique that cost effectively and nimbly responds to client needs. He understands securities fraud investigations conducted by the State of Delaware.

Prior to joining HFK, Bill served for nearly a decade in the Delaware Department of Justice, representing the state in administering and enforcing securities laws in administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings. And prior to that he practiced litigation focused on internal governance of Delaware business entities.

Richard Duff Jordan joined the New York Office with extensive experience in legal/regulatory, compliance and risk for financial institutions, with particularly deep expertise working on cross-border activities. With over two decades working directly for US and non-U.S. banks with operations in more than 100 countries, he has a special perspective on working with multi-national clients to solve complex legal and business problems. He has spent considerable time living abroad, particularly in Latin America and the Middle East.

Prior to joining HFK, Duff worked for more than 30 years in senior legal, compliance and risk roles, at a major international law firm and with the U.S. Treasury/OCC. He has broad-scope expertise in risk management for all significant business lines of financial institution.

“Each of these very talented attorneys adds both enormous breadth and depth of experience for our financial services clients. In these uncertain times it is very useful to have such highly experienced attorneys with perspectives that make them valuable to our clients,” said Ted Kittila, HFK’s Managing Partner.