Mayer Brown recruits finance co-head from A&O

February 6, 2018 Mayer Brown has nabbed finance star Scott Zemser, Allen & Overy’s (A&O) global co-head of leveraged finance, a mere 18 months after A&O acquired him from White & Case (W&C).

In July 2016, A&O made a competitive play by recruiting a number of big names from Proskauer Rose, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, as well as W&C. Zemser was among those lawyers, along with Alan Rockwell and Judah Frogel.

In a full circle move, Zemser is the first of that group to depart from A&O, returning to Mayer Brown, the firm where he began his career. According to Zemser, the ‘sophisticated global finance and restructuring platform’ played a major role in his decision to take the role of co-leading Mayer Brown’s global lending group.

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