BOSTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LeClairRyan is pleased to announce the addition of Charles A. Ognibene to its Boston office. He joins the national law firm's corporate department as a shareholder on the Bank Finance and Lending Practice Area Team. Also joining the firm are associates William B. Dubon and Jessica N. Kennedy. All are formerly of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
"We are excited to have Charlie and his team join us," said Boston office leader Kevin G. Kenneally. "Through their addition we are significantly increasing the sophisticated types of transactional services we offer our clients in Massachusetts, greater New England and across the nation."
Ognibene has broad experience in domestic and cross border financings and deep experience in the auto finance industry. He regularly assists banks and others in portfolio level projects. He has worked with numerous captives, finance companies and banks in the auto finance industry, often in matters involving wholesale lending, fleet leasing, and other aspects of dealer finance. He is also frequently engaged by lenders to facilitate loan origination and dealer loan workouts.
"We are focused on adding exceptional talent, like Charlie and his team, to our firm and to our corporate department," said William P. Oberdorf, leader of the firm's Corporate Department. "Charlie is a highly talented lawyer who will enhance the level of services we provide to clients, most notably in the banking and automobile finance industries."
Dubon and Kennedy also join the firm's corporate department where they will continue their work assisting lenders in auto finance and real estate.
"I chose LeClairRyan for a number of reasons, but one of the most compelling to me was becoming a part of a highly entrepreneurial, growing law firm," said Ognibene. "LeClairRyan's office footprint and nation-wide reach will benefit many of my clients. I will continue to provide effective and efficient services to them while having a full-service bench of attorneys behind me. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues in developing professional growth opportunities for the firm and for my team."
Ognibene is a graduate of Boston College Law School (J.D.) and the University of Massachusetts (B.A.). He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.
LeClairRyan's Boston office, established in 2007, has 46 employees, which includes 31 lawyers.
Founded in 1988, LeClairRyan provides business counsel and client representation in corporate law and high-stakes litigation. With offices in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., the firm has approximately 350 attorneys representing a wide variety of clients throughout the nation. For more information about LeClairRyan, visit www.leclairryan.com.