Freshfields hires disputes partner in New York
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is hiring longtime Simpson Thacher & Bartlett disputes partner Linda Martin in its New York office. Martin joins Freshfields’ civil litigation practice this fall after almost 20 years with her former firm.
The hire will boost the firm’s civil litigation practice in the US, which is launched five years ago. The firms US disputes group has 15 partners and 70 associates.
Recently the firm has made splashes for star hirings, including Ward McKimm and Howard Klein in the first half of 2015. The firm even altered its lockstop to be allow for a small cluster of partners to earn points above the plateau in New York.
Martin will join the firm on 8 September this year.