Morgan Lewis to retrench in IT, outsourcing

The London office of US firm Morgan Lewis & ­Bockius is reviewing its strategy following the loss of its only two IT and ­outsourcing partners.

Former Norton Rose partner Richard Barratt is leaving to set up his own boutique and Rory Graham has retired for health ­reasons following a long period of sick leave.

Morgan Lewis UK managing partner Bob Goldspink said: “We’re reviewing our strategic and recruitment needs in London over the next few months. We’ll be recruiting people.”

Barratt joined Morgan Lewis in 2004, having been head of IP and IT at Norton Rose. Graham was hired from Brown Rudnick last year to mirror the firm’s outsourcing strength in the US.

“We still have two associates who do this work with our outsourcing partners in the US,” said Goldspink.