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White & Case rebuilds with Wall appointment

Jul 11, 2008 White & Case has appointed former chairman Duane Wall as head of the firm’s global bank advisory practice. The move is a response to the loss of prominent financial services regulatory partner and former head, Kevin…

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Goldman Sachs man in Orrick New York switch

Jun 24, 2008 Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has bagged a high-profile structured finance partner in the US, with former Goldman Sachs in-house counsel Howard Altarescu joining the West Coast giant after 20 years with the investment…

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K&L Gates bags Bear Stearns managing director

Jun 17, 2008 K&L Gates has snared Bear Stearns managing director and in-house lawyer for its New York office. Philip Cedar, who was the head of Bear Stearns mortgage and asset-backed securities legal division, joins the firm as…

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Latham names new finance chief

May 23, 2008 Latham & Watkins has announced the appointment of David Heller as the new global chair of the firm’s finance department. Heller is currently co-chair both of Latham’s insolvency and Latin American practice groups.

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Freshfields hires Allen and Goetz from White & Case

Mar 15, 2008 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has voted to hire former White & Case banking partners Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz. Freshfields’ hires of Allen and Goetz represent a concerted push into lender-facing work by the magic…

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U.S. law firm layoffs pick up pace as economy slows

Mar 12, 2008 For the second year in a row, 460-lawyer Chicago firm Jenner & Block has axed equity partners. At least 10 partners have been told to give up their equity and some have been asked to leave. Last year, the firm stripped…

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Problems mount for Powell Goldstein

Jan 15, 2008 Last week the Atlanta-based firm lost a big chunk of its health care practice group in Washington -- and yesterday, two partners and two counsel will leave the firm's tax and business and finance practices. Those are…

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