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Parker Poe Expands Its Securities Team

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  • April 17, 2020

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce the growth of its Securities Team into Atlanta, Raleigh, and Washington, D.C. The team has expanded its footprint, skill set, and depth through the additions of Alonzo Llorens, Julie Rizzo, and Michael Kelley in recent months.

Alonzo Llorens and Julie Rizzo have strengthened the firm’s capabilities with public companies, as both have previously worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its Division of Corporation Finance. Since then, both have continued building significant experience advising public companies – Alonzo in private practice in Atlanta and Julie in Red Hat’s legal department in Raleigh.

Michael Kelley has bolstered the firm’s private investment fund practice. He has more than 25 years of experience assisting U.S. and international companies and funds with all of their investment needs. He is the former general counsel of EMP Global in Washington, D.C., where he where he oversaw approximately $8 billion in assets across 10 different investment funds.

“The addition of Alonzo, Michael, and Julie to our Securities Team furthers our long-standing commitment to providing a full array of services to public and private companies, private investment and equity funds, and investors,” team leader Doug Harmon says. “We are delighted with our new physical presence in D.C. and Georgia and to have extended our presence in the Carolinas. Our new additions are already providing significant value to clients both new and old throughout our footprint, the U.S., and internationally.”

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 225 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.