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Business Lawyer Joins the Firm's New York Office

September 6, 2011

Neil P. Casey joined White and Williams as a partner in the Business and Corporate, Finance and Private Equity and Venture Capital practice groups.  He will reside in the firm’s New York office.  Casey has more than 20 years of experience as a transactional lawyer and counselor focused on investment funds, securitization, derivatives and finance.  He represents investment managers with respect to fund formation, distribution and compliance issues and works with hedge funds, private equity funds and other vehicles in connection with investment acquisitions, exit strategies and workouts. 

“Neil is a natural fit for our New York team,” said Gary Biehn, Chair of the firm’s Business Department.  “Our clients will benefit from his experience, capabilities and dedication to client service.  We’re excited to have him join our firm.”

Before joining White and Williams, Casey served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for a registered investment adviser specializing in commercial real estate and asset-backed securities.  Prior to that, he was a partner in the structured finance group of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where his clients included investment banks, commercial finance companies, investment advisers, funds and structured finance vehicles. 

He began his career representing state and local government agencies in connection with tax-exempt financing for single- and multi-family housing programs, state university facilities, airports and other public projects throughout the western United States. 

Casey received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 1990 and his A.B., with distinction, from Stanford University in 1987. 

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