NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP today announced that Brian A. Katz will join the firm as counsel in the Litigation practice. Mr. Katz's practice is focused on complex commercial litigation in the representation of financial institutions and joins Olshan from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP where he was an associate in the New York Office.
"We're excited to have Brian join the ranks of our talented and expanding litigation practice," said Steven R. Gursky, co-administrative partner at Olshan. "Our clients are facing greater regulation than ever before, and Brian brings both a depth of experience in financial institutions litigation and a general commercial litigation background which well suits the increasingly complex needs of our clients."
Mr. Katz represents financial institutions in litigation and advisory matters involving a variety of financial instruments and transactions, including asset-backed securities, CDOs, credit default swaps, repos, and other fixed-income products. He also represents clients in high stakes securities actions in both federal and state courts, and represents lenders, private investment funds, real estate developers, and mortgage loan servicers in disputes and advisory matters involving commercial and residential real estate issues. As a general commercial litigator, Mr. Katz represents various business entities in a broad array of matters, including breach of contract, licensing, false claims act, employment, and other disputes.
Mr. Katz received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law Magna Cum Laude where he was winner of the Homer Albers Prize in Moot Court Competition, and received his B.A. from Tulane University Magna Cum Laude.
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs in their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan's clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law, equity investment and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm's senior lawyers.
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