Florida’s Akerman Senterfitt has brought on eight attorneys for its Consumer Finance Litigation practice group.
Charles Townsend joins from Bank of America as a Shareholder in Dallas. He was a Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at the bank. He brings with him associate Joshua Bennett.
Shari Turkish joins from Aurora Loan Services as Of Counsel in Denver. She was a Vice President and Legal Counsel at the Lehman Brothers subsidiary. Turkish brings along associates Victoria Edwards and Luke Sosnicki.
Donald Scotten joins from Countrywide Home Loans as Of Counsel in Los Angeles.
Michael Starks joins from Holland & Knight as Of Counsel in Orlando.
And Jason Bates joins the Tampa office as an associate.
Akerman Senterfitt was founded in 1920, and has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the United States. In 2008, the National Law Journal ranked the firm as 92nd largest in the US by number of attorneys, and the second-largest Florida-based firm.