Pastore & Dailey is pleased to welcome Allison “Alex” Frisbee and Christopher Kelly as Counsel to the Firm.
These additions build the Firm’s corporate investigations capabilities and further strengthened Pastore & Dailey’s securities regulatory and corporate transactional practices. Alex and Chris join an exceptionally talented and experienced group of attorneys in the securities and corporate practices, with experience at the SEC, NYSE, state attorney generals, AM Law 200 firms and large wall street firms.
Alex Frisbee – At K&L Gates LLP in its Washington, DC office, Alex worked on corporate investigations, securities enforcement and white collar matters (including complex internal investigations), and represented clients before the SEC, FINRA and other regulatory bodies. Prior to K&L Gates, Alex worked at the New York Stock Exchange in its Division of Enforcement (subsequently part of FINRA) and in the NYSE’s Office of General Counsel. Alex has vast experience in securities regulatory matters working both as an investigator and attorney at the NYSE. At KL Gates, she has drafted Wells Submissions, white papers, letters and other advocacy pieces to regulators on behalf of public and private companies, broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, corporate officers, directors, and individuals. Alex is a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law and Davidson College.
Christopher Kelly – Chris has practiced corporate, securities, transactional, fund and banking law for over 30 years at the most sophisticated levels. He has worked on a wide variety of complex transactions aggregating in value over $10 billion. He has handled multi-billion-dollar mergers & acquisitions, asset deals, stock purchase and sale transactions, and public and private stock and debt offerings. His securities offerings have included common stock, preferred stock, trust preferred, mortgage-backed securities, other asset-backed securities, medium-term notes and debentures. Chris has extensive experience with fund formation (on-shore and off-shore), compliance and regulatory matters for hedge funds, private equity funds, banks, and other financial institutions, including compliance programs, compliance training, compliance testing, compliance manuals, AML/KYC, surveillance, valuations, business continuity plans, advertising and sales and trading. He has served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of investment advisers and of a broker-dealer. Chris began his practice in New York with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He then served as a Partner at Silver, Freedman & Taff, a leading corporate/securities boutique representing banks and other financial institutions, before joining Proskauer Rose LLP as a Partner in its New York office. He left Proskauer to pursue various entrepreneurial opportunities, and to now serve as Of Counsel to Pastore & Dailey LLC. Chris is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated with High Honors from the University of Virginia prior to attending law school there.