Financial Institutions Litigation And Regulation Partner Jason Jurgens Joins Jones Day In DC; Banking And Finance Of Counsel Gayle Berne Joins Firm In New York

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:56

The global law firm Jones Day announced that Mr. Jason Jurgens has joined as partner in the Firm’s Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation (FILR) Practice in its New York Office. He arrives from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP where he was a partner in the Commercial, Corporate & Securities Litigation practice within that firm's Litigation Department.

Mr. Jurgens focuses his practice on the representation of major financial institutions and market participants in connection with civil litigation and regulatory investigations arising out of structured finance arrangements, derivatives, and contractual disputes. He also advises financial institutions, hedge funds, corporations and issuers on their rights, obligations and litigation risks in connection with complex contractual arrangements that involve, among other things, structured finance agreements, guaranteed investment contracts, swaps, offering documents, indentures, collateral management agreements, servicing agreements, energy management agreements, and BOLI contracts. Mr. Jurgens' experience also includes conducting internal investigations and compliance reviews for major financial institutions and corporations, as well as representing individual brokers and executives involved in regulatory investigations.

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Jones Day has announced that Ms. Gayle Berne has joined as of counsel in the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice in its New York Office. She arrives from Morgan Lewis where she was counsel in that firm's Banking & Finance practice.

Ms. Berne focuses her practice on representing financial institutions as well as borrowers in complex financing transactions. She has handled syndicated credit facilities on both a leveraged- and investment-grade basis, acquisition financings, cash flow and asset-backed financings, asset-based lending, mezzanine financings, subordinated debt transactions and first lien/second lien arrangements, recapitalizations, and cross-border facilities, with an emphasis on secured and asset-based lending transactions.