NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AllianceBernstein L.P. (AllianceBernstein), a leading global investment management firm, announced today that Jeffrey F. Kurpiel has joined its corporate tax team as Vice President and Tax Director. He manages the global tax function and reports to AllianceBernstein's Chief Financial Officer, John C. Weisenseel. Kurpiel has more than 14 years of experience in corporate finance, working with leading asset management firms, hedge funds and private equity firms. In his role, Kurpiel will oversee all tax compliance and planning activities, such as managing the company's U.S Federal and global tax reporting. "Jeff's deep understanding of the complex global and U.S. tax regulations confronting asset management firms of our size and his leadership capabilities make him an excellent addition to our team," said Weisenseel. Kurpiel joins AllianceBernstein from The Rohatyn Group, where he was responsible for the tax function of the management company as well as specific funds, planning and structuring for acquisitions, and directing all tax accounting and compliance aspects of the firm. Prior to The Rohatyn Group, Kurpiel worked at Citigroup, the TCW Group and Richard Welling & Co., respectively. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Loyola Marymount University, a Juris Doctor degree from Loyal Law School, and is a licensed CPA and a CFA Charterholder. About AllianceBernstein AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private clients in major world markets. At June 30, 2012, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: AB) owned approximately 37.9% of the issued and outstanding AllianceBernstein Units and AXA, one of the largest global financial services organizations, owned an approximate 63.5% economic interest in AllianceBernstein. Additional information about AllianceBernstein may be found on our internet site www.alliancebernstein.com. SOURCE AllianceBernstein L.P.