Tax Attorney gets Managing Partner job at Patton Boggs New York

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Patton Boggs LLP has tapped veteran tax attorney Richard E. Andersen to serve as managing partner of its New York office, citing his extensive experience in the nation’s leading business and financial market to spur further growth.

“I am honored to have this opportunity and look forward to building on the work that has already been accomplished to position the firm’s New York office as the adviser of choice for businesses and investors from across the country and around the world,” said Mr. Andersen, who assumes his new role immediately.

“Patton Boggs enjoys a unique reputation among U.S. law firms, providing innovative solutions to the issues facing leading national and international enterprises at the intersection of law, business, regulation and public policy,” Mr. Andersen said.

The attorneys in the New York office bring experience and fine-tuned skill sets to bear on transactions and controversies connected to the nation’s financial hub, Mr. Andersen said. The office provides a gateway to the firm’s resources for international companies seeking to open or expand a presence in the United States.

In his new role, Mr. Andersen will work closely with James E. Tyrrell, Jr., who serves as the regional managing partner for the New York and New Jersey offices.

“Richard brings sharp business acumen to the table,” Mr. Tyrrell said. “We expect the office to grow in new directions under his leadership with more clients seeking law firms that possess a strong grasp of pending federal regulations and the intersection of Wall Street and K Street.”

Stuart M. Pape, the managing partner of the firm’s nine offices, noted that Mr. Andersen’s deep well of experience and knowledge about tax, finance and international law make him an invaluable asset to clients.

“Richard will play a vital role on our leadership team as our New York office continues to grow in both size and prominence,” Mr. Pape said.

The New York office is active in domestic and international corporate reorganizations; acquisitions and divestitures; joint ventures and technology transfers; commercial, asset-based and structured finance; securities offerings and other corporate finance transactions; project financings and privatizations; and private equity and investment funds. Its experienced litigation team provides advice and representation in civil, commercial and criminal law matters, including securities disputes, mass tort actions, commercial arbitration and internal and governmental investigations.

Mr. Andersen has nearly three decades of experience in both domestic and international tax matters. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University and his law degree from Columbia Law School. Mr. Andersen received his L.L.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law, where he has taught international tax law in the Graduate Tax Program.

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