In brief: A&O New York recruits capital markets ace

Allen & Overy's latest recruit is a US lawyer who will work in the firm's New York office, one of its 15 international offices. Cathleen McLaughlin, an international capital markets specialist, is due to join the team of more than 30 US-qualified lawyers on June 2. McLaughlin previously worked as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell's New York office, where she had been since 1988. She has advised several Mexican and other Latin American companies on private and public offerings of equity and debt securities. Her practice has recently concentrated on domestic and foreign financial institutions, Latin American financings and asset- backed securities transactions.