Dechert’s London office hit with corporate exit

Dechert’s string of partner losses has lengthened after a corporate partner in the London office has opted to join Reading-based firm Pitmans.

Janice Wall, who has been a partner with Dechert since 1997, will leave the firm at the end of this month.

A spokesperson for Dechert confirmed Wall’s departure, adding: “Janice who joined Titmuss Sainer & Webb in 1989 and became a partner in 1997, will leave many friends in the London office. We wish her well in her new position.”

Her exit follows that of insurance partner James Lewis, who left Dechert to join LeBoeuf Lamb Green & McRae in March.

Prior to Lewis’ decision to leave, Charles Brown, the former head of Dechert’s City construction practice moved to the London office of Duane Morris.