Pillsbury raids Thelen a second time in three days

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has rapidly followed up its raid on Thelen’s China practice (www.thelawyer.com, 29 September) with the hire of two more of the firm’s lawyers.

Michael Jaffe and Ronan McHugh, two Thelen construction litigators joined Pillsbury’s Washington, DC office today (1 October) as partner and counsel respectively.

“Michael and Ronan bring top-tier construction litigation and international arbitration experience to Pillsbury,” said Ken Taber, co-head of Pillsbury’s national litigation practice.

On Monday The Lawyer reported that Thelen had lost its entire China practice to Pillsbury, an acquisition that saw 22 lawyers join the Washington-headquartered firm.