Texas Expansion Continues as the Firm Meets Growing Client Demand
DALLAS (January 2022) – Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to announce that Ronak V. Patel has joined the firm as a principal in Texas, strengthening its capabilities in the region. Located in Austin, Texas, Patel's addition will bolster the firm's market-leading financial institutions and complex litigation practice in the city, the broader Texas Triangle, and nationally.
"We are delighted to welcome Ronak. He is an accomplished attorney with a stellar reputation in the legal community," said Diana C. Manning, firm-wide Managing Principal. "Ronak's addition to the firm represents our continued commitment to strategic growth to best serve our clients’ needs. His addition strengthens our presence in Texas, and enhances our exceptional regulatory and financial services teams."
Patel represents broker-dealers, investment advisers, private equity firms, hedge funds and other private funds, public companies, and other institutions in government investigations, securities law enforcement matters and related litigation. He also counsels clients on a range of fintech and cryptocurrency-related issues and regulatory best practices associated with the novel technology. Patel joins Bressler from Winstead, where he was Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation & Enforcement Practice Group.
“Bressler understands and also handles, daily, the myriad complex business and regulatory demands faced by financial institutions, investment advisers, and private fund managers," said Patel. "This is a tremendous opportunity to combine my practice with highly-regarded lawyers on a full-service, national platform, which will serve my clients both locally and nationally. Bressler's "People First" culture is a perfect fit for Texas, my clients and me, so I look forward to contributing meaningfully to the firm's growth here.”
Patel has served as lead counsel in several high-profile investigations involving Ponzi fraud schemes, broker misconduct, complex investment products, and alleged breaches of fiduciary duties. In addition, he works closely with state and federal securities regulators across the country and has held numerous leadership positions with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).
Added Donald Littlefield, Managing Principal of Bressler’s Dallas office, "Ronak's expertise and knowledge will be a tremendous asset to the firm as we continue to expand our presence in Texas. His business litigation, cyber security, and financial institutions expertise support our national clients and those with a local presence. It also indicates our ongoing investment in outstanding talent to support our growing client needs and the value proposition we offer to clients."
Patel holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a law degree from Baylor Law School.