Morrison & Foerster (M0Fo) has named Larren Nashelsky, who chairs the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice, as its new US managing partner. New York-based Nashelsky succeeds Laurie Hane, who will return to her technology transaction practice in San Francisco on a full-time basis. Nashelsky will share management responsibilities with the firm’s two other managing partners, Mark Danis in San Diego and Pamela Reed in San Francisco. Keith Whetmore remains firmwide chair. In a separate development, MoFo has poached Kathyleen O’Brien from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. She joins MoFo’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the litigation department.
First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 26 January