Seward & Kissel LLP announced today that Robert M. Kurucza has joined the firm as a partner in the Investment Management group. He is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Kurucza is recognized as one of the country’s leading legal advisors in the financial services industry. He has represented major financial services companies, including banks, asset management firms, mutual fund complexes, trust companies, private wealth management firms and securities firms, in connection with a variety of regulatory matters and transactions, as well as litigation and compliance issues. In particular, he advises clients on the impact of federal banking and securities laws on structuring new product and services, transactions, cross-industry initiatives and other business and regulatory issues.
“Bob’s unparalleled combination of government and practical industry experience have made him a go-to attorney for issues involving mutual funds and other financial products and services. Bob will be a perfect fit for our industry leading practice,” said Seward & Kissel managing partner Jim Cofer.
Kurucza has an extensive history as a government regulator. He previously served as the Director of the Securities & Corporate Practices Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Assistant Director of the Division of Investment Management for the Securities and Exchange Commission and Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Securities Commission. The American Banker has named him one of the 125 most influential people in Washington, D.C. on matters relating to financial services.
“I’m very excited to be joining the talented team at Seward & Kissel,” said Kurucza. “I have known and worked with members of the team for many years and have developed a real respect for them. Seward & Kissel has set the gold standard in the investment management and financial services areas for decades with its unique industry focus. I’m looking forward to complementing the team’s work.”
Kurucza received both his J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He comes to Seward & Kissel from Goodwin Procter, where he was a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Group. He previously was a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP.