The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market
from 19th August to 23rd August 2016.

Dentons has announced 5 new partners has joined the company’s UK office as Real Estate partners. The team includes Rob Thompson, Robert Dowdell, Lewis Myers, Jayne Schnider and Simon Tweedle. All of the partners that joined Dentons were used to work for Irwin Mitchell. Rob Thomson was the Head of London Real Estate and Jayne Schnider was the Head of Corporate Real Estate in Irwill Mitchell. These partners have worked together for many years, and their arrival to Dentons will add heavyweight investment expertise to their credentials.

The full press release can be found here on Dentons website.


K&L Gates LLP has added Sasha Burstein as a partner in the firm’s investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice. She joins K&L Gates from Paul Hastings LLP. Burstein counsels investment advisors and institutional investors on matters involving private investment funds, including hedge, private equity, and hybrid funds. She advises on legal and regulatory matters such as registration and operation, mergers and acquisition transactions, regulatory compliance, also the structuring, negotiating, and documenting of alternative investments.

The full press release can be found here on K&L Gates LLP website.


Latham & Watkins LLP announced that Peter Todaro has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as counsel in the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. His practice focuses on antitrust counseling, mergers and acquisitions and litigation in trial and appellate courts. Todaro has obtained clearance of mergers and acquisitions from the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission for clients from a range of industries including energy, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

The full press release can be found here on Latham & Watkins LLP website.


Mayer Brown announced that Ryan R. Lawrence has re-joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate & Securities practice. Lawrence comes to Mayer Brown from Textura Corporation, a provider of a suite of collaboration cloud services to the commercial construction industry that was recently acquired. Lawrence will focus on mergers and acquisitions and represent buyers, sellers in connection with stock, asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, tender and exchange offers, joint ventures, venture capital and other private equity investments. 

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


Morrison Cohen LLP announced today that Steven H. Weitzen has rejoined the firm as Of Counsel in the firm’s Corporate Department. Before joining Morrison Cohen, Weitzen was Of Counsel in Pavia & Harcourt LLP’s commercial and corporate practice group. He practiced at Morrison Cohen earlier in his career. Weitzen advises both public and private companies, financial institutions, investment banks and investors in finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, and securities and commercial matters.

The full press release can be found here on Morrison Cohen LLP website.