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They’ve Got Next: Five Fresh Faces to Know in Banking and Finance

Sept. 2, 2021, 8:46 AM

Welcome to our eighth installment, and the one-year mark of “They’ve Got Next,” our series highlighting the work of rising stars of the bar across a range of practice areas.

Since we launched the series in September 2020, we’ve highlighted the work of young attorneys in labor & employment, intellectual property, bankruptcy, tax, environmental law, appellate and healthcare & life sciences.

Today, we note five young lawyers to know in the world of banking and finance: Ryan Kim of Akin Gump; Ariel Goldman of Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Amber Hay of Arnold & Porter; Randy Benjenk of Covington & Burling; and Andrea Hwang of Ropes & Gray.

Ryan Kim of Akin Gump; Ariel Goldman of Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Amber Hay of Arnold & Porter; Randy Benjenk of Covington & Burling; and Andrea Hwang of Ropes & Gray.
Jonathan Hurtarte / Bloomberg Law

These attorneys scored successful outcomes for clients seeking to structure complex financing and secure regulatory approval in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other high-stakes matters.

One attorney, described by her practice group head as “completely unflappable,” led the charge to get regulatory approval for deals like First Citizens Bank’s $2.2 billion acquisition of CIT Group Inc. She also finds her purpose in ensuring that bank disclosures are clear and accessible to a range of people. Another guided a merger of City First Bank of Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles’s Broadway Bank, creating the largest Black bank in the U.S. against the backdrop of national attention on race and equality. And a third helped to save Advent International’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Forescout Technologies after the Covid-19 pandemic brought the deal to the brink of collapse before its ultimate resolution.

Check out all the stories of “They’ve Got Next: Five Fresh Faces to Know in Banking and Finance” below, reported by Evan Weinberger and Lydia Beyoud. You’ll find each piece by clicking on the lawyers’ names. Then join us in October for a new installment featuring fresh faces in privacy and cybersecurity. We’ll see you again then.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lisa Helem at lhelem@bloombergindustry.com