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Troutman Sanders LLP
Ms. Cassirer is a partner in the New York office of Troutman Sanders LLP. She is an experienced trial attorney. Her varied litigation practice has included many business, banking, insurance, real estate, employment and professional liability matters.
She has had substantial experience in securities fraud class actions, breach of contract, qui tam, fraud, and valuation actions. She has counseled companies experiencing financial difficulties and has represented various financial institutions, including foreign and domestic banks, seeking to restructure debt. In the area of professional liability, she has defended professional liability claims against actuaries, attorneys and consultants.
Ms. Cassirer is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Ninth Circuits, as wels as the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Cassirer received her J.D. from New York University in 1975, and a B.S. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1972.
Securities and Exchange Commission
Alistaire Bambach has been an Assistant Regional Director and Chief Bankruptcy Counsel to the Division of Enforcement since 2001. She was previously a Senior Trial Counsel and Staff Attorney in the Division of Enforcement.
From 1986-1987, she was a law clerk for the Hon. Carl O. Bue, Jr., United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas. From 1988-1994, Ms. Bambach was associated with the firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York. Since 1995, Ms. Bambach has worked at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
In her current position Ms. Bambach is counsel to the SEC’s Enforcement Division on all bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Ms. Bambach is also responsible for investigating and litigating complex financial fraud cases which result in corporate insolvencies.
Ms. Bambach is a frequent lecturer on the SEC’s practices and procedures and on the intersection of the federal securities laws and bankruptcy and insolvency law. In 2006, Ms. Bambach received the Stanley Sporkin Award.
Ms. Bambach obtained a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1983 and a J.D. in 1986 from the University of Houston Law Center.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Jyotin Hamid is a litigation partner in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. His practice focuses on general commercial litigation and employment litigation. He has successfully handled numerous employment-related cases and investigations involving high-level executives in a broad range of industries. Mr. Hamid is recognized as a “rising star” by Employment Law360 (2010) - one of “10 employment lawyers under 40 to watch” - and as a leading lawyer in the “Future Stars of America,” article featured in Times Online (2008).
He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American and New York State Bar Associations, a member of the NYC Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee, a board member of the Urban Justice Center and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Mr. Hamid is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Northern District of Indiana, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second and Seventh Circuits.
Mr. Hamid received his J.D. in 1998 from Yale Law School where he was a member of the Journal of International Law, and his B.A., summa cum laude, in political science and psychology in 1995 from Tulane University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Robert D. Kraus
Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP
Robert Kraus is a founding and managing partner of Kraus & Zuchlewski LLP. He has broad and extensive experience representing executives and professionals in all areas of employment law. Mr. Kraus regularly counsels the most senior executives and other top management from scores of major U.S. and multinational corporations, as well as other highly compensated individuals in a wide range of industries.
Mr. Kraus litigates a wide variety of executive employment disputes, including whistleblower, bonus and other executive compensation, non-compete/non-solicit, ERISA, Title VII and ADEA and claw back claims. He regularly lectures before various bar association and trade groups on a number of employment law topics, including a widely attended and prestigious annual conference on employment law issues in the financial services industry.
Mr. Kraus is active in several major bar associations, including the American Bar Association, where he is a member of the Employees Rights and Responsibilities Subcommittee and co-chair of its Privacy Committee, the New York State Bar Association, where he is active in the Section on Labor and Employment Law, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he is an active member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee.
Mr. Kraus earned his undergraduate degree with Honors from the University of Michigan, and received his law degree from Georgetown University School of Law.
Victoria Richter is a Director in the Legal Department of Deutsche Bank where she has advised on employment-related matters since 2004. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, she spent several years with Proskauer Rose LLP and the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.
Ms. Richter is active with the NYC Bar Association where she has been a member of the Labor & Employment Law Committee and the Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities Committee.
Ms. Richter earned her J.D. from Columbia University, a Masters in Industrial Relations from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.