Mark S. Willis has joined the law firm of Spector Roseman & Kodroff and will head up the firm’s new Washington, DC office as well as its securities and international business development group. The firm announced that it was changing its name to Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, P.C.
Prior to joining Spector Roseman, Willis led the international securities practice at DC’s Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll.
Robert M. Roseman, chair of the international and domestic securities practice at Spector Roseman, stated that “Mark and I were pioneers in the effort to protect the rights of European investors in U.S. and international securities fraud litigation and corporate governance disputes. As a result of our joint venture over many years, Mark and I have represented European clients prosecuting some of the largest global fraud cases, including Parmalat, Converium/Scor Holding and Royal Dutch Shell. I am thrilled to make our partnership official.”
Among other things, Willis has served as co-lead counsel in In re Parmalat Securities Litigation, the largest fraud in European corporate history, where he and Roseman represent Italian, French and Belgian institutions.