A&O takes two partners from Freshfields in New York By James Swift 20 September 2012 16:44 17 December 2015 12:25 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Yankee Lawyer 21 September 2012 at 10:05 So what? It’s not like they will ever break into the top-tier of NY law firms by merely recruiting across. After millions of pounds the MC are still all third-rate US law firms at best. Reply Link Anonymous 24 September 2012 at 04:41 Re Yankee Lawyer: “the MC are still all third-rate US law firms” is overly generous. I do not believe they have made any impact, unlike the US firms in London and Europe. Why is that ……. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.