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December 14, 2015

New York, NY, December 14, 2015 – We are pleased to announce the promotion of four attorneys to Partner and one attorney to Special Counsel, effective January 1, 2016.
“These attorneys have distinguished themselves through their outstanding knowledge of the law, strong leadership skills and exceptional dedication to client service,” said Alan M. Klinger, Stroock’s Co-Managing Partner.  “We congratulate our new Partners and Special Counsel and thank them for enhancing the range of services we offer to our clients.”
The new Partners and Special Counsel are:
Jonathan D. Canfield (Partner — Financial Restructuring, New York) Mr. Canfield concentrates his practice in the area of financial restructuring and represents bondholders, lenders and other creditors, acquirers, investors, DIP lenders, official creditors’ committees, equity holders and debtors in restructurings of financially distressed companies in chapter 11 and in out-of-court financial restructurings.  He also frequently represents hedge funds, private equity funds, banks and large institutional investors in the development and execution of distressed investment strategies.  Mr. Canfield received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Clarkson University.
Alex Cota (Partner — Corporate, New York)  Mr. Cota advises and represents banks, other financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, and private companies on a variety of secured and unsecured credit and other finance transactions for borrowers, lenders, administrative agents and arrangers.  Recent transactions include senior and subordinated revolving and term loan credit facilities, acquisition financings, asset-based financings, loan workouts and restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and bankruptcy exit financings.  Mr. Cota received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.A. with high honors from the University of Texas.
Marissa J. Holob (Partner — Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, New York)  Ms. Holob regularly represents public and private companies, and tax exempt entities, on a wide variety of matters in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.  These include the design, implementation, administration and compliance of qualified pension plans, profit sharing plans, equity and incentive plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and other employee compensation arrangements.  She also has significant experience advising clients on the employee benefits and executive compensation related issues in bankruptcies, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions.  Ms. Holob received her J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School and her B.A. from Brown University.
Amanda K. Moore (Partner — Corporate, New York)  Ms. Moore focuses her practice on the representation of private fund sponsors in connection with the formation and operation of domestic and offshore private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, funds-of-funds and other privately-offered pooled investment vehicles.  She has extensive experience representing the wealth management divisions of banks and other financial institutions in connection with the distribution of private investment funds to high net worth individuals and institutional clients on a worldwide basis.  Ms. Moore received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. from Duke University.
David M. Cheifetz (Special Counsel — Litigation, New York)  Mr. Cheifetz advises financial services companies and other corporations in business litigation matters.  He counsels major financial institutions, investment firms, accounting organizations, housing cooperatives, corporations, and individuals on litigation strategy from inception through trial in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations.  Mr. Cheifetz received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University.