Blank Rome announced that eight associates and three of counsel have been elected partner, and four associates have been elevated to of counsel, effective January 1, 2017.

The newly elected partners are Mayling C. Blanco, Dayna C. Finkelstein, Andrew J. Haas, Alex E. Hassid, Nikhil A. Heble, Michael A. Iannucci, Rustin I. Paul, Christopher J. Petersen, James J. Quinlan, Jonathan M. Robbin and Nancy Oliphant Ryan. The new of counsel are Marquel S. Jordan, Jason I. Miller, Kevin M. O’Malley and Adrien C. Pickard.

“We congratulate this exceptional group of attorneys on their new roles at Blank Rome,” said Alan J. Hoffman, chairman and managing partner. “We approach our elevation decisions as a long-term investment in the firm and are confident that this group of talented attorneys will continue to provide exceptional service to our clients and further strengthen our business.”

Jonathan M. Robbin, an associate elected partner in the New York office, concentrates his practice on complex commercial and consumer financial services litigation, including class action and appellate work. He represents and counsels lenders and financial institutions in a variety of litigation matters in federal, bankruptcy and state courts across the country, handling all phases of litigation, from the initial investigation through trial and appeal.

Rustin I. Paul, of counsel elected partner in the New York office, concentrates his practice in business and corporate matters, with a specific emphasis on mergers and acquisitions.

Jason I. Miller, a New York-based associate promoted to of counsel, concentrates his practice in the area of commercial finance, with a focus on asset-based and cash-flow financing. He represents institutional lenders, including major national and international commercial banks, finance subsidiaries of banks, private equity groups, mezzanine lenders, and independent factors and finance companies in a variety of areas.

Kevin M. O’Malley, a Los Angeles-based associate promoted to of counsel, concentrates his practice on financial services and commercial lending. He primarily represents commercial banks, mezzanine and second lien lenders, equity sponsors, and other institutional lenders and borrowers in asset-based and cash flow financing transactions over several industries.