Barclays has hired Stephen Liss and Alpa Patel as directors in the New York and San Francisco offices of the wealth and investment management division. Liss, based in New York, was previously a partner at the international law firm Withers Bergman LLP, where he worked for 11 years.  Liss has also authored of a number of articles and has been published in the Estate Planning Journal, the Journal of Taxation and Private Wealth Magazine among others.

Patel, based in San Francisco, brings 18 years of experience advising corporate executives and high-net-worth individuals to her new role. Most recently, she served as the West Coast head for the wealth planning group at Credit Suisse. Prior to that, Patel practiced law for Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon and also for Bryan, Hinshaw & Barnet, LLP.

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