Herrick Announces New Department Chairs
HERRICK ANNOUNCES NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
New leadership includes two women partners
New York, January 21, 2014 – Herrick, Feinstein LLP today announced the appointment of new chairs and co-chairs of the firm's Litigation, Real Estate, and Corporate Departments.
Therese M. Doherty, a Herrick partner since 2001, joins partner Ronald J. Levine as co-chair of the firm's 75-attorney Litigation Department.
Belinda G. Schwartz, a Herrick partner since 1997, has been appointed chair of the firm's 50-member Real Estate Department.
- Stephen D. Brodie, a Herrick partner since 2004, was appointed co-chair of the firm's Corporate Department.
"Our newly-appointed chairs and co-chairs are exceptional lawyers and well-respected leaders – both here at Herrick, within their respective practice areas, and in the legal and business communities-at-large," said Irwin A. Kishner, chairman of Herrick's Executive Committee. "We are also pleased to now have two women partners in senior leadership positions, which is a reflection of our strong and continuing commitment to diversity in the workplace."
Therese M. Doherty focuses her practice on derivatives, futures and securities in civil litigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Ranked as one of the country's leading securities litigators by U.S. Legal 500, Therese regularly defends and advises some of the world's largest broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, and global financial institutions in complex claims of fraud, violations of commodities and securities laws, RICO violations, and accounting improprieties. She has more than 25 years of federal and state court trial experience, and significant experience representing clients in different arbitration forums, including FINRA, the NFA and various commodity and security exchanges.
Belinda G. Schwartz has more than 30 years of experience advising major corporations, developers, funds, lenders, and prominent family-owned real estate organizations in a wide range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. Belinda has twice been named a "Woman of Influence" by Real Estate Forum. She is also a winner of REBNY's 2007 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year award, for her work on one of the most complex land assemblages in the history of Manhattan — one which led to the creation of the largest new synagogue in Manhattan since 1927.
Stephen D. Brodie has more than 35 years of experience representing financial institutions in commercial and private bank lending transactions, and in workout and restructuring matters. He also works closely with Herrick's world-renowned Art Law Group to advise banks, niche lenders, and borrowers in loans which use fine art as collateral, advise banks on credit policies for art loans, and represent clients in art consignments and private art transactions.
About Herrick, Feinstein LLP:
Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a prominent 160-lawyer firm providing a full range of legal services, including real estate, art law, bankruptcy and business reorganization, commercial litigation, corporate law, employment law, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, sports law, and tax and personal planning. Headquartered in New York City, Herrick also has offices in Newark, Princeton, Washington D.C. and Istanbul, Turkey.