Alston & Bird Snags Ex-HUD Atty With M&A, Securities Chops

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT) -- Alston & Bird LLP's Washington office has snatched a mergers and acquisitions expert — and a former general counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — from Blank Rome LLP to become a partner in its corporate transactions and securities group, the firm said Wednesday.

Keith E. Gottfried, who oversaw about 400 attorneys in his role at HUD from 2005 to 2006, is expected to bring deep knowledge of fiduciary duties regarding mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. The New York native, whose...
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