The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Washington DC’s Arnold & Porter has continued its expansionist strategy with an eight-partner raid on Dorsey & Whitney’s New York office.
The raid is part of Arnold & Porter’s focus on beefing up core practice areas. The firm took six New York Fulbright & Jaworski securities enforcement lawyers two weeks ago.
The Dorsey group, boasting senior partners and practice heads, will bolster New York further. Both the litigation and corporate departments will benefit and the firm will have a hedge funds practice for the first time.
Dorsey’s head of financial services and hedge funds Michael Griffin is joining Arnold & Porter with hedge funds experts JP Bruynes and Robert Holton. They are joined by corporate transactions and private equity partner Robert Wessely.
Three litigation partners are also joining. Former co-head of Dorsey’s international litigation and arbitration group Ramon Marks is joining with securities litigation co-head Stewart Aaron and IP litigator James Swire, formerhead of Dorsey New York.
Grant Vingoe, formerly the partner in charge of Dorsey’s Toronto office, has also quit for Arnold & Porter.