The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on legal market
from 27th April to 4th May 2016.


Cleary Gottlieb is pleased to announce, that Bob Penn, partner and head of non-contentious financial services regulation at Allen & Overy, will join Cleary Gottlieb’s financial services regulatory practice in London as a partner. Bob’s practice covers the full range of non-contentious financial services regulation. He advises banks, asset managers, market infrastructure providers and other financial institutions on a wide range of national and international regulation.

The full press release can be found here on Clearly Gottlieb’s website.


Mayer Brown announced that David K. Burton has joined the firm’s Tax Transactions & Consulting practice and Renewable Energy group as a partner in New York. Mr. Burton will serve as the leader of Mayer Brown’s Renewable Energy group for the New York office. Mr. Burton has extensive experience in structuring tax-efficient transactions—such as sale-leasebacks, flip partnerships, pass-through leases and other structures—for the acquisition and financing of renewable energy assets.

The full press release can be found here on Mayer Brown’s website.


Morgan Lewis has significantly deepened its award-winning labor and employment team in Texas with the addition of highly ranked partner Ethel J. Johnson, who will be resident in the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices. Ms. Johnson joins Morgan Lewis from the employment litigation practice of another global law firm. Chambers USA recognizes Ms. Johnson as a leading labor and employment lawyer for her work representing management in matters across the United States.

The full press release can be found here on Morgan Lewis’ website.


Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Angela Kerek has joined the firm’s Berlin office as partner in its Finance Department. Ms. Kerek comes to Morrison & Foerster from Linklaters’ Frankfurt office. She brings to the firm a rare skillset and quality of experience, covering corporate finance, syndicated lending, leveraged buyouts, acquisition finance, real estate finance and alternative credit providers, and debt restructuring.

The full press release can be found here on Morrison & Foester’s website.


Shearman & Sterling is expanding its investment funds practice with the addition of Patrick D. Sweeney, who rejoins the firm as counsel in its New York office. Sweeney provides comprehensive legal counsel to investment managers, covering regulatory advice, fiduciary obligations, private fund formation and offerings, investment transactions, joint ventures and acquisitions, and regulatory audits. Sweeney brings to Shearman & Sterling 25 years of experience representing investment managers in connection with their fund products.

The full press release can be found here on Sherman & Sterling’s website.


WilmerHale is pleased to welcome Partners Christopher Rose and Eric Hwang to the firm’s Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices, respectively. Mr. Rose and Mr. Hwang join the firm from an Am Law 100 firm. They collectively bring with them more than 30 years of law firm and in-house experience handling a variety of corporate matters. “Eric and Chris possess a powerful combination of experience, knowledge and drive, which will benefit the firm and its clients as we continue to focus on strategic growth on the West Coast,” said Susan Murley, Co-Managing Partner of WilmerHale.

The full press release can be found here on WilmerHale’s website.