Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that it would return to the United Arab Emirates after an absence of 14 years and open an office in Dubai on May 1.
The office will be led by Jack Greenwald, a former Chadbourne partner who has practiced law in Dubai since 1986. Initially, Mr. Greenwald will oversee a legal staff of eight other lawyers and paralegals.
Work for clients in the Gulf States, Turkey, North Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa, heretofore supported primarily by Chadbourne's principal European office in London, will now be serviced from both Dubai and London and as required from the firm's 11 other offices.
In addition, Mr. Greenwald and members of his legal team, many of whom are native to the region, give Chadbourne the ability to handle local law issues on behalf of UAE-based and international clients. The Dubai office will also permit the firm's lawyers to provide more direct support of inbound and outbound investments on behalf of clients from Chadbourne's network of offices in Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Kazakhstan.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Gerard S. Citera has joined the Firm as counsel in the New York office. Mr. Citera will draw on his extensive experience in the financial services industry in his new role as a member of Chadbourne's securities litigation and regulatory enforcement practice.
Mr. Citera joins Chadbourne from UBS Securities, LLC in Stamford, CT, where he was executive director and regulatory risk manager for the U.S. Equities Division.