Law Firm Beefs Up Securities, Corp. Governance Practice

Dec 10 2007 | 12:28pm ET

Law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz has hired Robert Cornish to serve as counsel and a member of the Securities/Corporate Governance practice group. In his new role, Cornish will be based in Memphis, Tenn., and will concentrate his practice in the regulation of investment managers, broker/dealers, investment funds, securities and commodities.

His experience includes assisting asset managers in the formation of investment vehicles as well as the structuring, formation, and ongoing compliance of broker/dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, commodity pools, and other investment funds, both domestic and offshore.

Prior joining the firm, Cornish served as general counsel for Bolton Investment Group, a managed futures fund manager, and as chief legal and compliance office for Pacific Income Advisers.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is one of the 100 largest law firms in the country.


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