First name: Debra
Practice area: Financial & corporate
Firm/company (from): Dewey & LeBoeuf
Firm/company (to): Blank Rome
City (from): New York
City (to): New York
Country (from): USA
Country (to): USA
In a legal market flooded with former Dewey & LeBoeuf professionals pursuing new opportunities, one of the latest firms to benefit is Blank Rome.
The firm welcomes former Dewey counsel Debra P. Goldberg to its New York office. Goldberg, a financial services transactional attorney, joined Dewey in November 2007, after working at Clifford Chance and Katten Muchin Rosenman. During the turmoil at Dewey, Goldberg engaged in interviews at Blank Rome that left her impressed with the firms ability to integrate lateral hires and with the platform it offered for representing clients in the financial services and commercial leasing industries. Institutional clients from Goldbergs former firm have followed her to Blank Rome, she noted.
Blank Rome offers a platform for me to expand my aircraft financing and experience, and its a perfect place to service banking clients I brought over with me, Goldberg commented.
As a partner in Blank Romes Financial Services group, Goldberg will apply her broad knowledge of asset securitizations, commercial financings, and restructurings, on behalf of domestic and international banks and financial companies. For clients in the aircraft industry, Goldberg has done extensive work involving cross-border leveraged leases of aircraft, overhauling fleets of aircraft, and replacing older equipment with state-of-the-art gear. In the rail industry, she has represented senior lenders in restructurings, expansions, and other infrastructural projects. Her work in the marine industry has crossed over into the M&A space, and she has helped engineer the financing and re-flagging of vessels when tax incentives have existed.
Blank Rome merged in 2006 with New York-based maritime law firm Healy & Baillie. Goldberg joins an office with 120 attorneys out of a total of more than 500 Blank Rome lawyers nationwide.