BuckleySandler Expands New York Office With Addition of Financial Services Attorney

Phil Cedar to Bring Broad Securities Markets Experience to the Firm

WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - BuckleySandler LLP, a leading financial services and criminal and civil enforcement defense law firm with offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and New York, is proud to announce that Philip M. Cedar has joined the firm as Counsel in its New York office. Cedar's more than 30 years of experience focused on financial services industry matters, both in private practice and as a senior in-house counsel, will further expand BuckleySandler's existing financial services capabilities.

"Phil's extensive experience counseling clients with respect to the fixed income securities and secondary mortgage markets will be a great addition to our practice and furthers our goal of expanding our New York office," explained BuckleySandler Chairman and Executive Partner, Andrew L. Sandler. "His stellar reputation and depth of experience, along with his focus on client service, is a great fit with the culture of our firm."

Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Cedar was a partner in the financial services group of K&L Gates LLP. While there, he provided transactional and regulatory advice to broker-dealers, banks and their affiliates focusing on fixed income securities trading and financing and the secondary mortgage markets. He also served as a Senior Managing Director in the Legal Department of Bear Stearns covering the firm's fixed income, mortgage and asset-backed businesses. Cedar began his career as a litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Cedar graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Environmental Affairs Law Review, and received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University magna cum laude. He has served as a speaker and panelist at a number of securities and mortgage industry and legal conferences.

About BuckleySandler LLP: With over 150 lawyers in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New York, BuckleySandler provides best-in-class legal counsel to meet the challenges of its financial services industry and other corporate and individual clients across the full-range of government enforcement actions, complex and class action litigation, and transactional, regulatory, and public policy issues. The Firm represents many of the nation's leading financial services institutions. "The best at what they do in the country." (Chambers USA). Online: www.buckleysandler.com / Twitter: https://twitter.com/BuckleySandler.

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