Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Banking Practice with the addition of Julia Smithers Excell as a new partner in London.
"Banks face a high level of regulatory scrutiny in today's environment," said White & Case partner Eric Leicht, head of the Firm's Global Banking Practice. "Julia's experience at two leading global banks positions her perfectly to guide our banking clients on the array of regulatory and compliance issues they must contend with around the globe."
Smithers Excell joins White & Case from JPMorgan Chase, where she served as Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel in the Corporate & Investment Bank in London. She has extensive experience advising stakeholders in a number of key areas, including Brexit-related issues and CCP Recovery & Resolution. Smithers Excell has worked across regulatory jurisdictions around the globe including Paris, Zurich and Singapore, in addition to London. During her career, she has worked at a number of large investment banks and law firms.
"Julia brings an important perspective to our banking practice due to her time at global investment banks throughout the financial crisis and recovery," said White & Case partner David Plch, Regional Section Head, EMEA Banking. "She will work on our clients' behalf to ensure we are providing them with the best possible counsel."
Partner Oliver Brettle, London-based member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, said: "As we continue to grow our banking practice, it's crucial that we add lateral partners who can address the array of regulations to which these financial institutions must adhere. Our clients consistently require our lawyers to be experts no matter the issue at hand, and adding partners of Julia's calibre solidifies our ability to work on our clients' behalf."
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