Perkins Coie announced that Ron Sarubbi, a corporate law and financial transactions partner, has been named office managing partner of the firm’s New York office. Sarubbi takes over as managing partner from Keith Miller, who served in the role since March of 2016.
“Ron is an experienced leader, a strong advocate of our culture, and a veteran financial services partner with deep knowledge of how technology is revolutionizing global financial markets,” Bill Malley, Perkins Coie’s firmwide managing partner, said. “He will be an inspiring leader for our New York office and a strategic driver of our continued New York and East Coast growth.”
The firm’s New York office, founded 10 years ago in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, has experienced rapid growth. Expanding from just two attorneys in 2011 to nearly 70 today, the office relocated to a larger space at 1155 Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan in 2019. In 2020 it further expanded through the addition of 17 white collar and financial services litigation attorneys from Richards Kibbe & Orbe.
“I’m humbled to be named New York Office Managing Partner for an esteemed group of colleagues and look forward to continuing our New York and East Coast growth trajectory with a focus on the financial and technology sectors,” Sarubbi said. “We will continue to leverage our long-held strength in technology and financial services to counsel major global financial institutions and business clients and have a formidable team of lawyers and staff.”
In addition to his managing partner duties, Sarubbi will continue his practice representing the corporate trust departments of banking institutions in their roles as indenture trustee, collateral agent, administrative agent, escrow agent, custodian, securities intermediary, and other agency capacities in domestic and cross-border debt capital market transactions, defaulted debt restructurings, and litigation.
Sarubbi is also active in the New York legal and business community. He is a board member of Brick by Brick, an innovative partnership that supports and develops entrepreneurial, inventive approaches to business, healthcare, and education in East African communities. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers, which focuses on diverse lawyers entering the legal profession.
Perkins Coie’s New York lawyers offer full-service capabilities that include Fintech, Investment Management, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital White Collar & Investigations, Technology Transactions & Privacy Intellectual Property, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate Trust, Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency, and Trust & Estate Planning.