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10 September 2009 | By Julia Berris
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Greenberg Traurig Maher (GTM) has continued its hiring drive after adding one partner apiece from Mayer Brown and Watson Farley & Williams.
The US firm has hired former Mayer Brown IP head and London general counsel Stephen Gare to lead its IP practice group.
The firm has also hired competition partner Stephen Tupper from Watson Farley.
GTM London head Paul Maher said: “We’re committed to strategic growth in London and Europe and continue to add top-tier quality lawyers to support that strategy and complement our diverse platform.”
GTM launched during the summer after hiring Maher, who was formerly co-vice chairman of Mayer Brown.
Since then the firm has hired a number of partners including White & Case capital markets partners Tim Jeveons, Andrew Croxford and Andrew Caunt.
Anonymous | 10-Sep-2009 5:21 pm
Well, well, well this isn't another Mayer Brown partner departing the firm is it? Things are going from bad to worse for them.
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Anonymous | 10-Sep-2009 5:35 pm
You know your firm is in trouble when partners with seemingly unquestioned loyalty who have been at a firm for over 20 years resign. Mayer Brown is in need of intensive care dozens of top lawyers from various practice areas have already left them this year.
Anonymous | 10-Sep-2009 5:48 pm
The firms growth to date is nothing short of phenomenal; clearly they’re capable of attracting partners from top city firms.
Anonymous | 11-Sep-2009 9:18 am
Head of Corporate - gone. Head of Competition- gone (plus all associates). Head of IP- gone. All top players and leading individuals. Mayer Brown is on the rocks.
Anonymous | 11-Sep-2009 9:45 am
I’m very disappointed to see Stephen Gare leave the firm as are many of my collegues.
Anonymous | 11-Sep-2009 10:56 am
The statment on the Mayer Brown website claims that Stephen Gare 'retired'. He was poached. Plain and simple. It is a telling sign that nobody seems to be standing up for Mayer Brown these days. Nobody I talk to there has a good thing to say about it.
Anonymous | 11-Sep-2009 5:48 pm
There is a reason for this fact; they ousted their biggest partner.
sidewinder | 14-Sep-2009 8:25 pm
Hello Anonymous 10-Sep-2009 5:48 pm? When you are building a football team and you have recruited 6 players or whatever it is, you don't say "oooo, itsn't their growth phenomenal." I can imagine you now gazing out of the window with your mouth open. It's time for bed, so get tucked up.
Anonymous | 15-Sep-2009 4:38 pm
Isn't GTM just a replay of what happened with McDermott Will & Emery (among others): hire a bunch of partners who have 'names' in the market (for whatever reason; not necessarily linked to their fee-earning capability), throw them together and see if it sort of ends up in a general service law firm? That experiment fell apart in bloody chunks and has forced MWE to rebuild from a small, core group of remaining lawyers, the firm presumably hoping there are rather fewer 'big personalities' in the mix than it had the first time around. This kind of exercise is like a lawyer version of Big Brother, just a matter of time before all these newly-arrived personalities, most of whom have never worked together before, start to experience a degree of friction with their new colleagues; established law firms have decades or centuries of establishment to bed in new hires and settle their culture, but the record of these 'shake & bake' law firms in London is poor to say the least.
Anonymous | 15-Sep-2009 4:52 pm
Anonymous 10-Sep-2009 wouldn't be a recruitment consultant by any chance would he?...gosh, aren't they phenomenal....
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