Morgan Lewis & Bockius hires DLA head
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has managed to hire DLA Piper's London head of investment funds, Gawain Hughes. Hughes had the same title previously at two firms. Before he joined DLA in 2010, he held the title of head of investment funds at CMS Cameron McKenna. From 1996 to 2004, Hughes served as head of investment funds at Osborne Clarke.
Morgan Lewis is expanding its London practice and this hire is the latest in a recent flurry of hirings the past few weeks, which followed almost a period of more than six months without any hires.
Hughes' clients are primarily institutional fund managers and administrators. His hiring boosts the firm's private investment funds capabilities.