Chadbourne gains senior Bank of New York lawyer

New York-based Chadbourne & Parke has boosted its banking practice with the appointment of the Bank of New York’s head of legal for global securities and capital markets.

Dennis Dumas is joining Chadbourne as counsel, bringing nearly 20 years of securities, industry and corporate experience.

During his time with the Bank of New York he also served as senior counsel and was responsible for acting for the bank’s broker-dealer subsidiaries. Dumas structured the BNY Capital Markets Inc, the first major company of its kind affiliated with bank as a start-up and underwriting and dealing broker-dealer.

Dumas also served as chief legal officer of BNY Capital Markets.