Kirkland & Ellis nabs Linklaters heavyweight
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.