Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Announces New Special Counsel
Law Firm Promotes Eight to Special Counsel, Elects Three New Partners
July 5, 2016

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has elected three new partners and promoted eight to special counsel, effective July 1, 2016. 

“This impressive group of new partners and special counsel have demonstrated the skills and contributions that embody the best of Kelley Drye and its unique culture,” said Lew Rose, firm managing partner. “We congratulate our exceptional roster of rising talent who will advance our firm into the future, and thank them for enhancing our dynamic firm and outstanding client service.”

In addition to the new special counsel, James F. Jacobus, Andrew H. Lee, and Kristi L. Wolff were newly elected partner to the firm.

The new special counsel and their practice groups are:

Ms. Anderson focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. She has experience with the legal compliance issues that both large and small companies face with respect to their retirement and medical plans and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements.  She also regularly advises on employee benefits considerations in corporate transactions, HIPAA compliance, executive compensation considerations for non-profit entities, and church plans.  In 2014 and 2015, she was selected as one of New York Metro’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. She is a member of the New York State Bar.

Ms. Bedoya focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States, including permanent financings, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and related corporate matters. She has experience with transactions involving different types of commercial real estate assets, including office developments, retail property, hotels and apartment complexes. Ms. Bedoya is a member of the Connecticut and New York State Bars.

Ms. Cronin focuses on entertainment, intellectual property, complex business litigation and insurance recovery.  She has represented and advised media and entertainment companies on a variety of matters, including copyright, idea submission, trademark, right of publicity, breach of contract, employment and insurance recovery.  She also represents and advises companies in insurance coverage disputes in a wide range of practice areas, including media and entertainment and construction.  Ms. Cronin is the Co-Chair of the California Chapter of the Media Law Resource Center, Vice-Chair of the ABA Forum on Communications Law Training & Development Committee, and the Vice-Chair of American Bar Association, Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Media, Privacy and Advertising Law Committee. In 2015 and 2016, she was selected as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. Ms. Cronin is a member of the California State Bar.

Mr. Hunter focuses on federal and state campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, and ethics rule compliance; PAC creation, operation, and reporting; formal complaint and informal agency review response at the federal and state levels; and Federal Communications Commission political broadcasting regulatory compliance. He brings years of national campaign and public advocacy organization staff experience to his practice, augmenting legal analysis with a deep understanding of campaign and advocacy organizations’ operational needs. In 2013, 2015 and 2016, Mr. Hunter was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Virginia and New York State Bars.

Ms. Kim focuses her practice on international trade and customs matters. She represents domestic industries in trade remedy proceedings, particularly antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, administrative and five-year reviews and appellate litigations.  Ms. Kim regularly appears before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of International Trade. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland State Bars.

Mr. Loeffler has a transactional and regulatory practice focused on advertising, privacy, data security and other consumer protection issues. He helps clients manage risks through the complete process of designing and implementing marketing strategies, including the negotiation of marketing and technology agreements. Mr. Loeffler also advises clients on compliance with federal and state laws on privacy and data security, specifically focusing on issues involving emerging technologies. Mr. Loeffler is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States and Europe by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He was recommended in US Legal 500 for his work in the Data Protection & Privacy area, 2013-2016, and recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star, 2015-2016. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland State Bars.

Ms. Lorenzo’s practice focuses on representing communications service providers in litigation and enforcement matters.  She represents clients in government investigations, FCC enforcement actions and civil disputes, including litigating False Claim Acts cases brought under both federal and state law.  Ms. Lorenzo represents clients in all phases of complex federal and state commercial litigation, including trials and appeals, and has also represented clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings.  From 2013 – 2015, she was selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. Ms. Lorenzo is a member of the New York and Connecticut State Bars.

Ms. Quier-Sheth’s practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation issues. She has particular experience advising Fortune 500 companies on benefits and compensation issues, including advising on legal and regulatory developments impacting benefits and compensation programs, counseling businesses on fiduciary, benefits, tax and compensation compliance matters, negotiating with the IRS and DOL remedial actions necessary to cure compliance deficiencies, and negotiating benefits-related provisions in purchase/sale agreements, services/TPA agreements, investment management agreements and trust agreements. Ms. Quier-Sheth also counsels employers on the design, implementation and administration of benefit and compensation programs, including enrollment materials, summary plan descriptions, and other benefits-related communications. She is a member of the Connecticut and New York State Bars.