Ex-Dewey tax partner exits Linklaters’ Washington base for KPMG

Linklaters Washington DC tax partner Joseph Pari has left for KPMG, roughly a year after moving to the magic circle firm ahead of the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Pari left Linklaters on 30 April to join the accountancy giant in the US capital as a principal in federal tax.

He was officially based in Linklaters’ New York office until the firm re-launched its Washington DC outpost in November and has been based in the capital since then (28 November 2012).

Pari quit Dewey last year just before it filed for bankruptcy in the US, joining Linklaters alongside Gordon Warnke, who became US tax head (1 May 2012).

Pari is one of a small number of ex-Dewey partners to move on after their first role following the collapse, with Italian partners including Bruno Gattai and Lorenzo Parola leaving Grimaldi Studio Legale after setting up the firm after Dewey went under (10 January 2013).

Earlier this month Linklaters added two tax partners from Bingham McCutchen in the shape of David Brockway and Jasper Howard, both in Washington DC.