Pillsbury Launches New Commodities Finance Group

Law360, New York (December 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has become one of only a few major firms to launch a practice group devoted exclusively to commodities finance. And the firm has hired finance lawyer Alexander Moon to help lead the group, it announced Monday.

Michael Schumaecker, head of the firm's finance practice, said that the new group was a natural response to changing demand.

“I'd like to say that we're terribly clever, but we're really not,” he said. Instead, Schumaecker said, Pillsbury took stock of its possibilities for expansion...
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