QMV Legal launches and appoints David Reckenberg

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MEDIA RELEASE. The newly established QMV legal practice, has appointed experienced lawyer, David Reckenberg, to the role of managing partner.

Mr Reckenberg joins the Melbourne-based consultancy effective immediately, and will oversee the strategic rollout of QMV’s legal services function. QMV Legal will provide a focused and innovative legal and regulatory advisory model which benefits from QMV’s technical expertise and close understanding of the operations of superannuation trustees and service providers.

QMV managing director, Mark Vaughan said the appointment of Mr Reckenberg reflects a growing trend in financial services organisations of focusing expert legal services to be associated with its core services – in QMV’s case, data, technology, and operations-based consulting for superannuation and financial services clients.

“David’s experience in private practice, as well as his senior management experience and in-house legal roles with financial services organisations, make him a good fit for QMV Legal.

“His experience and expertise are market-leading, and it is particularly pleasing to attract such high calibre personnel into the newly established legal practice. We’re looking forward to working with David and establishing QMV Legal as a centre of excellence for superannuation law.

“QMV is at a critical growth point with the launch of QMV Legal, which is a practical demonstration of the continuing strength of the business. David’s ability to service clients with knowledgeable and well-informed commercial advice will serve to benefit the business immensely,” he said.

Mr Reckenberg was previously employed with Hive Legal for almost five years, providing advice to clients across superannuation and the broader financial services market.

Prior to this, he held several roles at UniSuper, including acting as general counsel. Mr Reckenberg has previously held an in-house legal role with Vanguard Investments Australia and a senior management role at AXA Australia. Before moving into these roles he worked in private practice with top tier law firm, Minter Ellison.

Mr Reckenberg holds a Bachelor of Law and Economics from Monash University.

Mr Vaughan added: “Jonathan Steffanoni has been appointed partner of QMV Legal. He will continue to provide clients with his legal and regulatory expertise and advice.”