Kelley Drye Announces New Partners and Special Counsel

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has elected Wayne J. D’Angelo, Pamela D. Kaplan, Dean E. Loventhal and Matthew C. Luzadder to partner and has promoted Dustin J. Painter and Damon W. Suden to special counsel, effective July 1, 2014.

Wayne J. D’Angelo is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and counsels clients on environmental, energy and occupational safety and health matters. While Mr. D’Angelo has experience in all aspects of environmental and energy law, he is mainly focused on energy extraction, conventional and non-conventional fuels, hydraulic fracturing, greenhouse gas regulation, endangered species issues, and stationary and mobile sources issues under the Clean Air Act. Mr. D’Angelo has extensive experience representing numerous heavily regulated industrial clients through all aspects of the federal rulemaking process, including, where necessary, litigation. Mr. D’Angelo was named as a Rising Star by Law360 in the area of Environmental Law, 2013-2014, and he was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star, 2014.

Mr. D’Angelo received his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Scranton. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New Jersey State Bars.

Pamela D. Kaplan is a partner in the New York office. She focuses her practice on employee benefits, executive compensation and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Ms. Kaplan regularly advises Fortune 100 companies on benefits and compensation issues, including benefits issues related to corporate acquisitions and divestitures. She also provides ongoing benefits counsel to several of the largest not-for-profit health providers in the New York metropolitan area.

Ms. Kaplan received her J.D. from New York Law School in 1983, her LL.M. from the New York University School of Law in 1989, and her B.A. from SUNY – Binghamton in 1980. She is a member of the New York State Bar.

Dean E. Loventhal is a partner in the New York and Parsippany offices. His practice involves all types of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financings relating to all different types of real estate assets throughout the United States.  Mr. Loventhal has extensive experience in the area of real estate finance and the capital markets in representing investment banks and other institutional lenders in connection with the origination of commercial mortgage loans, mezzanine loans and related products, as well as the restructuring and work out of troubled loans and foreclosure. Mr. Loventhal also has particular experience representing owners and investors in the development, operation and financing of long-term U.S. Government-leased properties.

Mr. Loventhal received his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law in 2001, and his B.S. from the University of Maryland in 1998. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars.

Matthew C. Luzadder is a partner in the Chicago office. He focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, white-collar crime and internal investigations, and commercial litigation, and he regularly represents and advises construction, consulting, technology, private equity and financial services companies. Mr. Luzadder is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist® (CAMS) as certified by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. A regular columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, he authors articles related to litigation, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, and internal investigations. Mr. Luzadder has been recognized as a 2014 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting. He also is an active member of the Better Government Association’s Young Professionals Board, where he has helped organize its annual comedy event for the past three years.

Mr. Luzadder received his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington in 2004, and his B.A.J. from Indiana University in 2001. He is a member of the Illinois and Florida State Bars, as well as a non-practicing solicitor in England and Wales.

Dustin J. Painter is special counsel in the Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on representing clients’ legislative and policy interests before the Legislative and Executive branches of the government and other federal administrative agencies. Mr. Painter counsels clients on federal and state campaign finance, lobbying disclosure and government ethics laws. He also provides political law compliance advice to corporations, labor organizations and trade associations.

Mr. Painter received his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2003, and his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Damon W. Suden  is special counsel in the New York office. He focuses his practice on commercial and complex civil litigation, including class actions, in both state and federal courts, including contract disputes, corporate fraud and other tort claims, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, bankruptcy litigation, false advertising litigation, and employment related matters.  He has also worked on domestic and international arbitrations.  Mr. Suden has handled matters for companies in a variety of industries including banking and finance, design and fashion, insurance, healthcare, nonprofit, and telecommunications.

Mr. Suden received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2002, and his B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999. He is a member of the New York State Bar.

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