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For Immediate Release
Contact: Melinda M. Bascone
Director of Marketing
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


NEW YORK, NY (January 3, 2017) – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP ( is pleased to announce that Matthew D. Dunn and Judith Wallace have become partners and Alison Powers Herman, Jennifer MacDonald, Alexander G. Malyshev, and Theodore Y. McDonough have become counsel to the firm effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Dunn and Ms. Wallace were previously counsel to the firm. Mses. Herman and MacDonald and Messrs. Malyshev and McDonough were previously associates at the firm.

“Congratulations go out to Matt, Judith, Alison, Jennifer, Alex, and Ted on their promotions,” said Carter Ledyard’s managing partner, Judith Lockhart. “Their promotions reflect their consistent hard work, dedication and insight in serving our clients.”

Matthew D. Dunn represents corporate and government agency clients in complex business litigation matters, including breach of contract and commercial tort litigation, securities and financial industry disputes, employment and restrictive covenant litigation, and maritime and international transaction disputes. He also represents trust companies, financial institutions, and individuals, as fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trusts and estates disputes, as well as tax-exempt organizations in connection with regulatory issues. He has represented clients in state and federal courts, in FINRA and international arbitrations, and in connection with government agency investigations. He has experience in all stages of litigation, and in trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Mr. Dunn also has extensive experience advising on electronic discovery issues. He was named to the Irish Legal 100 in 2013, 2014, and 2016, and was recognized by Super Lawyers® - “Rising Star” in 2014. Mr. Dunn received a B.A. in 1995 from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. in 2003 from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.

Judith Wallace practices in the areas of Art Law, Environmental Law, Litigation and Energy Project Development and Finance. Her practice includes representing collectors, foundations, artists and scholars in matters of art ownership, authenticity, authorship, consignment and sales, foundation and tax-exempt organization governance and other art-related matters. She also advises public agencies and private parties on permitting and compliance under state and federal environmental laws. She has litigated art, environmental and general commercial matters in state and federal courts. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers® since 2012. Ms. Wallace received a 1987 from New York University and a J.D. cum laude in 2005 from Georgetown University Law Center.

Alison Powers Herman practices in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Art Law, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Fiduciary Litigation.  Ms. Herman advises high net worth individuals and families on wealth transfer, estate planning and charitable giving, including income, gift, estate and generation-skipping tax issues.  She also advises individual and corporate executors and trustees on estate and trust administration matters.  She was recognized by Super Lawyers® - “Rising Star” in 2016.  Ms. Herman received a B.A. in 2000 from Binghamton University, an M.F.A. in 2005 from Brooklyn College, a J.D. cum laude in 2010 from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, and an Advanced Certificate in Taxation - Estate Planning in 2014 from New York University School of Law.

Jennifer MacDonald focuses on tax and tax-exempt organizations. She advises clients on domestic and international tax matters including: fund formation, business acquisitions and dispositions, partnerships, consequences to non-US individuals of US residency and expatriation, and state and local issues. Her tax-exempt organizations practice includes advising exempt organizations regarding applying for and maintaining exempt status, documenting changes in charitable purposes, lobbying, and the benefits available under tax treaties. Ms. MacDonald received a B.A. in 1992 from University of Michigan, a J.D. in 1995 from Yale Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation in 2007 from New York University School of Law.

Alexander G. Malyshev is a business litigator with experience representing clients in a wide range of business disputes, including ownership and governance disputes involving closely held businesses, disputes involving complex capital markets transactions and financial instruments, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Malyshev is also a member of Carter Ledyard’s Fiduciary Litigation Group, which represents trust companies, financial institutions, charitable organizations, family members involved in closely-held companies, and individuals, as executors, trustees, and beneficiaries in litigation. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers® - “Rising Star” since 2015. Mr. Malyshev received a B.A. cum laude in 2006 from Montclair State University and a J.D. in 2009 from New York Law School.

Theodore Y. McDonough concentrates on intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation. Mr. McDonough has assisted clients in patent litigation in the fields of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, diagnostic testing, medical products, consumer electronic products, and financial services, among others. Mr. McDonough’s expertise extends to every phase of an infringement case, from pre-suit investigation to fact and expert discovery, parallel U.S. Patent and Trademark Office inter partes proceedings, summary judgment motions, trial, appeal and settlement. Mr. McDonough also is involved with rendering validity and infringement opinions, counsels clients on trademark issues and license and technology agreements, and has significant experience with electronic discovery issues. He was recognized by Super Lawyers® - “Rising Star” in 2016. Mr. McDonough received his J.D. magna cum laude in 2007 from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.S. in Life Science from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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