Covington & Burling hires from KWM again

July 14, 2016 A little over a year after successfully recruiting King & Wood Mallesons' litigation head Alex Leitch, Covington & Burling has dealt another blow to the firm, hiring away disputes partner Greg Lascelles.

Lascelles will join Covington & Burling later this year in London, where he will reunite with Leitch, who was hired to fortify the firm's disputes practice in Europe. Lascelles, who focuses on securities litigation, made partner at KWM in 2011.

Although KWM initiated a restructuring of its partnership this year, which led to as many as 23 partners leaving the firm in Europe, Lascelles departure is not believed to be related to the restructuring.

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