Ropes draws hire from Goldman to rebuild London office

May 12, 2018 Ropes & Gray has hired Carol Van Der Vorst as a finance partner from Goldman Sachs, where she worked as the loan negotiation group’s managing director.

Van Der Vorst will join the firm’s London office, bringing the office’s partner total to 28, while she will be its seventh finance partner. Prior to being hired by Goldman in 2011, Van Der Vorst began her career at Clifford Chance.

Van Der Vorst’s hire is a step in the right direction for the firm, which has suffered a series of partner losses recently to a diverse range of hiring firms, including Linklaters, Kirkland & Ellis, King & Spalding, White & Case, Dechert, and Watson Farley & Williams.

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