The latest private practice and in-house moves from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the 7th of June until the 14th of June 2017.

International law firm Dentons have announced that Sharon Gay has been named managing partner of the Firm’s Atlanta office. Combining an extensive background in public service and her private law practice, Gay has played an instrumental role in the development of some of Atlanta’s largest commercial real estate projects. She focuses her practice on state and local government law, particularly in the areas of land use and zoning, tax allocation district financing, and other economic development incentives triggering the revitalization of many of Atlanta’s neighborhoods. She is a recognized pioneer in the use of tax allocation district financing in Georgia to provide funds for community redevelopment.

The original press release can be found here on the Dentons website.

Global law firm Latham & Watkins have announced their further litigation & trial department in New York expansion by adding two complex commercial litigators. Latham & Watkins LLP continues to add firepower to its litigation bench and strengthen its team of esteemed trial lawyers in New York, welcoming partners Joseph Serino and Eric Leon to the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department, in the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. Both are seasoned litigators, with wide-ranging experience in complex commercial litigation as well as antitrust, securities and trade secret matters, among others. While most of their representations are defense-side oriented, Serino and Leon have also together handled several high-profile plaintiff-side cases and won VerdictSearch Top 100 jury trial awards in back-to-back years.

The original press release can be found here on the Latham & Watkins website.

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP have announced the addition of David D. Dueno as a partner in their private equity practice. He previously practiced with international law firms in London, New York, and Chicago. Dueno concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions, private equity, and finance in domestic and cross-border transactions in emerging markets, with a particular focus on Africa. He represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, venture capital funds, and public and private companies across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, financial services, hotels and hospitality, mining, healthcare and biotech, agriculture, and forestry, on their acquisitions and dispositions, public and private financing, project financing, joint ventures, and development funding. Dueno has broad experience counseling U.S. and European clients in their dealings in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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

K&L Gates LLP have also announced that Elias B. Hinckley have joined the firm as a partner in their energy practice. Hinckley advises clients on complex and innovative energy financing and transaction structures, including tax equity financing and project finance, with a focus on clean energy. He represents companies across such industries as public utilities, banking, private equity, real estate, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and alternative energy.

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

International law firm Skadden have announced that Richard Youle and Katja Butler have joined the firm in London as partners in the private equity practice. Mr. Youle, one of the U.K.’s pre-eminent private equity practitioners, was co-head of both the global and Europe, Middle East and Africa divisions of the private equity group at his previous firm, from which Ms. Butler is also joining. He advises private equity houses and financial sponsor clients on all forms of leveraged M&A and portfolio assistance, including restructuring. One of the U.K.’s rising private equity stars, Ms. Butler focuses on transactional private equity, particularly issues impacting capital structures, and assists portfolio companies between buyout and exit.

The original press release can be found here on the Skadden website.