DALLAS — First Southwest Co. has named public finance expert Rob Feigenson senior vice president in charge of the company’s new Washington, D.C., office.

Feigenson was vice president in municipal finance investment banking at Jefferies & Co. before joining First Southwest.  He also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and ­JPMorgan.

Over 11 years, Feigenson worked on more than 110 bond transactions for higher education and not-for-profit institutions totaling more than $6 billion.

First Southwest’s Washington office is part of a national expansion plan and will focus on structured financing strategies, credit rating maintenance, asset/liability management, and capital financing solutions for higher education institutions, said chairman and chief executive Hill Feinberg.

“We are pleased to have someone of Rob’s caliber join our team as we continue to expand our presence nationwide,” Feinberg said.

Dallas-based First Southwest, one of the largest financial advisory services in the nation, currently serves more than 1,600 public finance clients. The diversified investment bank has 23 offices in 11 states and more than 380 employees.

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