Adrienne M. Ward Joins Olshan Litigation Practice as Partner

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Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP today announced that Adrienne M. Ward has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Litigation practice. She brings to the firm significant experience representing public companies and financial institutions in securities litigation matters.

“We are delighted that Adrienne has joined Olshan’s Litigation group, as she will be an extremely valuable asset to our clients, particularly those in the financial services industry,” said co-administrative partner Steven R. Gursky. “Adrienne’s experience builds on Olshan’s existing capabilities for handling complex and sensitive securities litigation issues for clients, and she is otherwise the perfect complement to our strong Litigation practice.”

Ward’s practice includes the representation of broker-dealers, investment advisors, private funds and equity crowdfunding platforms and their employees in civil litigation, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. She also represents parties in securities class actions and other claims brought under the securities laws, business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, derivative claims, defense of claims brought by securities investors in state and federal court and in arbitration proceedings. Her regulatory experience includes representing clients before the SEC, FINRA, New York Attorney General and other state regulators in investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

Immediately prior to joining Olshan, Ward had been a partner in the Litigation practice at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP for over seven years. Prior to that she was a partner and associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in the Securities Practice group for over nine years, and before that an associate in the litigation practices at Gordon Altman Butowsky Weitzen Shalov & Wein LLP and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.

Ward’s accolades include selection as a New York Super Lawyer, and she is actively involved in industry leadership, including serving as Chair of the Administrative Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2009 to 2012, and as a member of SIFMA’s Legal and Compliance Division.

Ward earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a James Kent Scholar and received the Susan Price Carr Scholarship. She also served as an articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and as a Helena Rubenstein Foundation Fellow at the National Organization of Women, Legal Defense Fund. Ward received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Olshan

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs in their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan’s clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law, equity investment and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm’s senior lawyers.


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