Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Paul J. Devlin has been named a partner in the firm and Victor Ludwig has been elevated to counsel.
“We are thrilled to call Paul a partner and Victor a counsel at Richards Kibbe & Orbe,” said Jennifer Grady, managing partner of the firm. “These are talented attorneys who bring invaluable assets to their clients. Paul’s deep understanding of financial institutions and complex transactions inform his work on high-stakes litigation and investigations. Victor has established himself as a go-to attorney for both dealer and buy-side clients in the finance and derivatives spaces.”
Mr. Devlin practices in the firm’s Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups and is based in the New York office. He represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil, regulatory and criminal matters, often touching on the integrity of the markets. He has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, where he also received an LL.M. Prior to joining RK&O, he clerked for the Solicitor General for Western Australia and participated in over 20 cases before Australia’s highest court. He received both his B.A. and law degree from the University of Western Australia, where he graduated first in his law school class.
Mr. Ludwig practices in the firm’s Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group and is based in the New York office. He concentrates on credit and credit derivatives, marketplace lending and bankruptcy claims trading. Mr. Ludwig plays an active role in the firm’s finance practice, focusing on loans backed by specialty assets. He represents both dealer and buy-side clients in analyzing and negotiating total return swap facilities. He also regularly assists swap providers in reviewing and negotiating credit facilities that provide support for swap transactions and in negotiating ISDA Master Agreement Schedules. Mr. Ludwig earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.S. from the University of Virginia. In addition to being a lawyer, Mr. Ludwig is a CFA® charterholder.