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Tuesday, November 30, 2010


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Brownstein Hyatt Names New Managing Partner for L.A. Office


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck yesterday announced that Karol K. Denniston has been named managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Bruce James, the firm’s managing partner, remarked that Denniston “has successfully rallied the Los Angeles office for several client, business development and community initiatives” in the past. He predicted that her “teamwork mentality and leadership skills…will prove to be valuable as she leads one of our fastest growing offices.”

In her new role, Denniston will be charged with expanding and augmenting Brownstein’s current services in corporate restructuring and litigation, real estate/land use, CEQA, natural resources, and legislative advocacy/government relations, the firm said in a release.

She is also expected to pursue pro bono efforts, including an initiative assist California’s distressed municipalities in restructuring to better meet the needs of their citizens, the firm said.

Denniston is a shareholder in the firm, and a member of its Corporate & Business Department Group and Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group.

Her practice focuses on bankruptcy analysis and advice in connection with structured finance transactions to manage credit risk by utilizing appropriate debt and equity structures, according to her firm profile.

Prior to joining the firm, Denniston was a partner at DLA Piper in the Los Angeles office and served as vice chair of their restructuring practice group and head of their west coast restructuring practice.

She graduated cum laude from Concord College in West Virginia in 1980 prior to earning a master’s degree from the West Virginia College of Business, with honors, in 1982. Denniston was Order of the Coif at the West Virginia University College of Law where she completed her legal education in 1985.

The attorney was admitted to the State Bar in 1989, and is also licensed to practice in Texas, England and Wales.


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