Bingham McCutchen loses 22 partners to Akin Gump

Sep 19, 2014 In a move of considerable proportion, 22 partners will leave Bingham McCutchen to join the practices of Akin Gump, with the vast majority, 18 partners, joining the offices based in London. Nearly half of the group specialize in financial restructuring and many join Akin from the dispute resolution practice at Bingham, bolstering both practices at Akin Gump. One notable departure is James Roome who co-chaired the global financial restructuring group, was a member of the executive board and a managing partner at the London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices at Bingham. Bingham McCutchen is currently in talks that began in July to merge with Philadelphia firm Morgan Lewis. Bingham, in an email from managing partner Steve Browne to lawyers, claimed that the departures were not a surprise and that they still intend to surpass performance from last year. Comments and more »

Toledo firm Cooper & Kowalski shuts its doors

Sep 9, 2014 One of the largest firms in Toledo, Cooper & Kowalski, has shut down. Founding partner Cary Cooper explained that “we got to the point where the numbers [of attorneys] were such and the structure was in place for a…

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DLA loses finance partner to Simmons in Hong Kong

Sep 5, 2014 DLA Piper in Hong Kong has seen the departure of finance partner Jolyon Ellwood-Russell, who left the firm to join the partnership over at Simmons & Simmons. Ellwood-Russell specialises in debt finance, including…

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