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Mark Diamond Joins Rimon’s Private Investment Funds Group in San Francisco

News February 11, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Feb. 11, 2012 – Rimon P.C., an international corporate law firm, announced today that Mark Diamond has joined its San Francisco office as a Partner. Mr. Diamond has over 30 years of experience practicing corporate and securities law. As a member of Rimon’s Private Investment Funds Group, he focuses on representing financial services companies with an eye toward regulatory and transactional matters. Mr. Diamond joined Rimon after spending eight years conducting Diamond Consulting, an independent consulting practice which provided legal and compliance services to financial services companies.

Mr. Diamond’s expansive career began with ten years of private practice with Coudert Brothers, an international firm where he specialized in corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions. He went on to become in-house counsel and compliance officer for several Wall Street firms including Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Wassersten Perella, and Robertson Stephens.

He worked in Hong Kong as legal counsel for Asian Matters while at Lehman Brothers, and as a member of the equity and derivatives structuring group with Deutsche Bank. At Wasserstein Perella, Mr. Diamond was Director of Compliance and legal counsel for the equity and high yield sales and trading businesses. During his time at Robertson Stephens, Mr. Diamond was in charge of legal matters for institutional and retail sales and trading and asset management businesses.

After Robertson Stephens, Mr. Diamond became  General Counsel for Cannell Capital, a hedge fund management company. At Cannell, he structured and helped launch several international hedge funds and managed complex employment issues. After leaving Cannell, he was engaged to develop compliance policies and procedures for the investment adviser client base of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin (now Arnold & Porter LLP).

“Mr. Diamond is an excellent addition to our Private Investment Funds Group,” said Michael Moradzadeh, Rimon’s Managing Partner. “His decades of skill and expertise will serve our hedge fund and private equity clients well, allowing us to provide more comprehensive private investment representation.”

“I am excited to be part of the evolution of the law firm paradigm represented by Rimon,” said Mr. Diamond. “I anticipate that the breadth and depth of experience of the Rimon attorneys and its unique structure will greatly benefit my clients in terms of service quality, timeliness and cost effectiveness.”

Admitted in California and New York, Mr. Diamond has in the past held Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 24 (General Securities Principal) certifications. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in General Studies, he acquired his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School.

About Rimon P.C.

Rimon is a full service alternative law firm, with offices in New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Tysons Corner, and Washington, D.C and attorneys throughout the United States and abroad through a virtual cloud-based platform. The firm provides corporate law and litigation services, with a focus on matters involving technology companies; financial services; and intellectual property.

Rimon has been recognized as an innovator in the legal industry since its inception and has been featured in leading publications such as the American Lawyer, Bloomberg, Business Week, the San Francisco Business Times, and the San Francisco Daily Journal. Rimon was among the first law firms to be awarded B Corporation certification, marking Rimon as a leader in the realms of social and environmental responsibility.

Rimon’s clients range from multi-billion dollar Global 100 corporations to early-stage startups, professional and governance groups, and individuals. Rimon’s corporate partners have worked on deals ranging from corporate formations to large public offerings. Our litigators have expertise in cases ranging from “bet the company” matters and internal investigations, to counseling with the goal of litigation prevention.