Pillsbury hires Wilson Sonsini’s New York co-founder for East Coast push

Pillsbury Winthrop has widened its recruitment drive to the US East Coast after taking on the co-founding partner of West Coast rival Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s New York office.
Babak ‘Bo’ Yaghmaie is joining the firm’s corporate and securities group where he will specialise in high-tech, life science, investment bank and venture capital clients.
His departure will leave Wilson Sonsini’s New York office with two partners and five associates.
The hire is just one of a series of laterals that Pillsbury has made in the last few months, mainly centring on the West Coast, although the firm has been building up its London presence, most recently with Jennifer Mattingly, a partner who joined from Shaw Pittman.