Alison Ressler Named a "Dealmaker of the Week" by The Am Law Daily

October 23, 2009

Ms. Ressler was named "Dealmaker of the Week" by The Am Law Daily for her role in representing private equity fund Colony Capital, LLC in connection with the pending sale by Bank of America Corporation of First Republic Bank to a consortium of investors, led by Colony Capital and General Atlantic LLC, on October 21. The Am Law Daily noted that the deal was “the first bank sale that didn't require backing of the FDIC since the recession kicked off this time last year” and that it was completed in only two weeks. "This was a transaction with a very tight deadline, as is always the case with a buyout," said Ms. Ressler. "And the overlay of complex regulatory issues made it especially challenging."

This is the second time this year that Ms. Ressler has been named The Am Law Daily "Dealmaker of the Week." In June 2009, Ms. Ressler was recognized for her role advising Barclays in its sale of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which included the iShares business, to BlackRock.