Kirkland & Ellis nabs Linklaters heavyweight

February 11, 2015 Kirkland & Ellis has hired away Matthew Elliott, a heavyweight corporate partner from Linklaters in London. Elliot joined Linklaters as a trainee solicitor in 1998. He has been at the firm ever since and joined the partnership in 2010. Before his departure, he served as head of Linklaters real estate M&A practice.

Just last month Kirkland brought back former London managing partner Jim Learner. These two high profile hires come only a few months after last October's departures by former London managing partner Graham White and partner Stephen Gillespie.

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