Duane Morris poaches Halliwells employment head

The London office of US firm Duane Morris has poached partner Tola Ogundimu from Halliwells, where she was head of employment in London.

The hire continues Philadelphia-based Duane Morris’s strategic expansion of its London office ahead of the pending merger with San Francisco-based Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft. Hancock’s presence in London is insurance and professional liability focused.

Duane Morris London co-managing partner Susan Laws said: “More and more global businesses are seeking coordinated advice on their worldwide employment policies and practices. Tola has a wealth of experience in this area, and we look forward to serving our international clients alongside her.”

Ogundimu brings extensive international practice in employment law, is a skilled employment litigator, and has successfully executed several departmental business plans.