DLA Piper kicks off laterals season in the US

January 27, 2008 The first few weeks of 2008 already have marked an abundance of lateral hires among partners making a switch for better opportunities at some of the nation's biggest law firms. In one of the more prominent switches to date, DLA Piper has recruited William Goldman from Sidley Austin to join its restructuring and bankruptcy practice group in New York. Moving to Winston & Strawn are six partners from Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman; they are opening a Charlotte, N.C., office for Chicago-based Winston. Corporate and securities hires include private equity partner David Denechaud to Houston's Andrews Kurth from Dechert and two partners to Greenberg Traurig's corporate and securities department in Miami from Tew Cardenas.

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