Schulte Roth & Zabel Elects Six New Partners and Promotes Seven to Special Counsel

NEW YORK, NY—Schulte Roth & Zabel is pleased to announce that William Barbera, Sean Brownridge, Andrew Gladstein, Robert Griffin, Theodore Keyes and Donna Lazarus were elected to the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2024. All are resident in the New York office.

The firm is also pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Garibyan, Farzaan Ijaz, Kolby Loft, Andrew Mazzarella, Ryan Post, Gregory Springsted and Shannon Wolf to special counsel. All are resident in the New York office with the exception of Ijaz, who is based in Washington, DC.


William J. Barbera focuses his practice on transactional and regulatory matters impacting broker-dealers, hedge funds and other financial institutions.

Sean W. Brownridge counsels investors on shareholder activism, corporate governance, M&A, and securities law matters.

Andrew D. Gladstein has extensive experience representing investment managers and alternative investment funds.

Robert E. Griffin concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation on behalf of investment managers, private investment funds, financial institutions, private companies and individuals.

Theodore A. Keyes practices in the specialty areas of environmental law and insurance law in connection with transactions and litigation.

Donna K. Lazarus handles employment discrimination and labor relations matters and advises clients on hiring, managing, and terminating employees in compliance with federal, state and local laws.

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Mark L. Garibyan practices in the areas of commercial, business and bankruptcy disputes, as well as shareholder activism litigation.

Farzaan Ijaz practices in the firm’s Finance & Derivatives Group and focuses his practice on representing hedge funds, asset managers and private equity funds.

Kolby K. Loft represents private funds, broker-dealers, and other financial institutions in enforcement proceedings and investigations by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, self-regulatory organizations and state regulators.

Andrew M. Mazzarella focuses his practice on the representation of private funds and investment advisers in connection with their structuring, formation and ongoing operational needs.

Ryan A. Post practices in the firm’s M&A and Securities group.

Gregory R. Springsted practices in the firm’s Litigation group.

Shannon B. Wolf practices in the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement group.

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