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Seasoned Regulatory Partners Expand Haynes and Boone’s Financial Regulatory Practice
09/12/2012


NEW YORK – Haynes and Boone, LLP has added two new lateral partners, Daren Domina and Madelyn Calabrese, to the firm’s Investment Funds and Private Equity Practice Group in New York.

“The addition of Daren and Madelyn enhances the strength of the firm’s financial practice with their extensive regulatory experience,” said Ken Bezozo, the New York office managing partner. “This growth illustrates the firm’s commitment to better serving our clients in the investment adviser and brokerage communities.”

Both Domina and Calabrese advise broker-dealers and registered and unregistered investment advisers on a broad range of registration, regulatory, compliance and inspection/enforcement matters, including regulatory issues relating to private investment funds.

They are experienced in forming and licensing broker-dealers and investment advisers with the Securities and Exchange Commission, self-regulatory organizations, and state regulatory agencies, and regularly provide ongoing compliance advice to their clients, including preparing compliance policies and procedures, conducting compliance mock audits, reviewing marketing materials and preparing regulatory disclosures. They also provide counsel on regulatory examinations, investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Domina and Calabrese are also involved in matters regarding prime brokers, advisory platforms, capital introduction and securities litigation. They both regularly serve as speakers on topics relating to investment adviser, broker-dealer and hedge fund regulation.

“Daren and Madelyn are seasoned financial regulatory attorneys who will add important capabilities and depth to the services we offer to our clients involved in prime brokerage and margin lending transactions,” said Craig Unterberg, a New York partner in the firm’s Prime Brokerage Practice Group.

The Haynes and Boone Investment Funds and Private Equity Practice Group provides assistance with the formation and on-going operation of broker-dealers, investment advisers and investment funds engaging in a broad spectrum of investment activities. Attorneys in this practice counsel clients on activities ranging from general investment and financing transactions involving listed securities to targeted acquisitions in a wide variety of industries, including in technology, energy, and real property, businesses or investments.