NEW YORK, NY – October 14, 2013.  Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that James V. Masella, III has become a Partner of the firm in the Litigation Department effective today.  Mr. Masella’s practice focuses on complex securities litigation, white collar criminal and commercial matters.  He represents corporate and individual clients in civil and regulatory matters nationally before trial and appellate courts and regulatory agencies.  He regularly counsels clients in disputes arising out of mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Masella’s more than 20 years of experience also includes representing clients in investigations conducted by the New York Stock Exchange, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  He is active in trials and arbitrations resulting from these matters. 

Firm Co-Chair and Managing Partner Robert P. LoBue stated, “We are pleased to welcome Jamie to the firm.  His experience in high-stakes financial litigation and regulatory investigations will further strengthen our Litigation Department, which comprises more than 130 lawyers active in complex commercial litigation across the country.” 

Mr. Masella was a law clerk to the Honorable David N. Edelstein on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Columbia Law Review.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Cornell University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  

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