Daily News: January 16, 2013

Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers Appoints Managing Director

Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers announced the addition of Frank D. O’Connor as managing director, based Chicago. O’Connor joins Strategic Advisers from KPMG and will focus on expanding the company’s Midwest presence in providing strategic and restructuring advisory services to the banking industry.

“I am thrilled to welcome Frank to our team,” said Robert D. Piontek, CEO of Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers. “His wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with the challenges facing mid-sized and community banks will be invaluable to our clients.”

As a KPMG partner, O’Connor served the banking and financial services while overseeing the Chicago office’s Banking/Financial Services Tax practice. He brings 38 years of experience, with significant attention to distressed and failed banks, bank recapitalization transactions, TARP redemptions, debt conversions and regulatory requirements.

Strategic Advisers offers non-legal advisory services and strategic solutions to mid-sized and community banks and bank holding companies, private equity firms and other financial institutions, leveraging core competencies in corporate finance, securities, financial services, and mergers and acquisitions.

Schiff Hardin LLP is a general practice law firm representing clients across the U.S.s and around the world.