A&O takes on Lehman real estate chief

#Allen & Overy (A&O) has recruited Lehman Brothers head of global real estate as a partner in its New York office. David Broderick, who was senior counsel at the investment bank, joins the real estate group and will focus on property debt and equity investments for private equity funds, financial institutions and real estate investors. A&O New York managing partner Kevin O’Shea said: “David’s unique experience and skill set will be critical to continuing to build our strong relationship with Lehman and to provide our other real estate clients with top-quality advice.” The hire brings the number of partners at A&O’s New York office to 39.