Norton Rose Fulbright takes Sidley team

June 2, 2016 Norton Rose Fulbright has taken an entire public finance team from Sidley Austin in the United States, bringing 17 lawyers on board from offices in New York, Washington DC and San Francisco. The hires include six partners.

Three of the partners – Jerry McGovern, Eric Tashman and Cliff Gerber – are based in San Francisco. Their move to Norton Rose means the firm will operate for the first time in Northern California, where the three partners will be joined by four of lawyers in the hiring.

The New York office of Sidley Austin will see two partners and a six more lawyers depart for Norton Rose, while a one partner and one lawyer from the Washington DC office make the move. The New York partners are Larry Bauer and Matt Hughey. The Washington DC partner is Peter Canzano.

McGovern headlines the team. He was a partner at Sidley for 32 years. Norton Rose Fulbrights US finance practice will see its headcount jump nearly 50 percent on account of the hirings.

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