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Alston & Bird has boosted its US securitisation and structured finance practice with the appointment of partner Lynn Soukup from Shaw Pittman. Her arrival follows that of a five-lawyer structured finance team, which joined from Shaw Pittman in April. Soukup has worked for issuers and credit enhancers in securitising assets such as consumer receivables, mortgages, loans, future cash flows and interests in other securitistions.