Dechert has hired former senior vice-president and general counsel of the Securities Industry Association to its Washington DC office. Stuart Kaswell (left) will head the firm’s broker-dealer practice, drawing on his experience as a leading advocate for the securities industry. He is set to join the firm in mid-September.
US super-investor William Berkley has become the first major new entrant into solicitors’ professional indemnity (PI) insurance since law firms have been able to buy their insurance on the open market. Berkley’s New York Stock Exchange-listed company WR Berkley has set up a European casualty insurer, WR Berkley (Europe), based in London with a strong […]