Freshfields hires employment partner in New York

February 2, 2015 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer continued a pattern established in the last year, hiring a partner away from another firm to join its New York office. Howard Klein will join Freshfields from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was formerly employment partner. The move is lateral for Klein, who begins 2 February.

Klein joins Freshfield's multinational employment, pensions and benefits (EPB) team. The team works on board governance, executive renumeration and employee disclosure agreements for both US and international clients.

Freshfields has added several partners in the past year as part of its plan to expand as an elite firm in the US.

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