Nixon Peabody is pleased to announce the promotion of three experienced attorneys to counsel.
Aaron Brian, Commercial Litigation, Los Angeles is a litigator and go-to resource for commercial disputes and other complex litigation matters in Southern California. Aaron represents businesses and institutions in a wide range of commercial matters including products liability, construction disputes, trademark, health care, unfair competition and warranty claims. He also has experience in bankruptcy, land use, environmental matters and insurance coverage. “In toxic torts, I have been closely watching the evolution in California of causation requirements and liability for premises owners for secondary exposure,” Aaron notes. “Case law in these areas is providing new possibilities for the defendants and requires adjustments in how these cases are litigated from beginning to end.”
Ilana Kameros, Global Finance, New York City represents corporate agency and trust groups in major banking institutions and trust companies in their roles as trustee, custodian, administrator and agent. Ilana works on a variety of transactions, including public and private debt and pass-through offerings of asset backed securities, residential mortgage backed securities, CDO/CLO transactions, corporate debt issuances, document and securities custodial appointments and collateral agency appointments. “In order to best protect our clients in this changing environment and to comply with new final regulations, we have been following developing trends in corporate trust, as well as reviewing current litigation and proposed federal regulations,” said Ilana.
Abigail Sterling Olsen, Public Finance, New York City, works with issuers, underwriters and financial advisors on a range of public finance projects, managing transactions for several of the Public Finance practice’s largest clients. Abigail advises clients on public offerings and private placements serving as bond, underwriters’, disclosure and special counsel. She works on financings for transportation, education, public power and environmental facilities and nonprofit institutions as well as on tobacco asset securitization transactions throughout the country. Abigail notes, “Understanding the industry is key to our clients’ successes. The knowledge and experience I’ve gained in working closely with clients on a variety of complex bond transactions helps me address their financing goals, navigate municipal securities and disclosure rules, and provide ongoing support between financings.”