Dewey moves in on Orrick’s City restructuring team

Dewey & LeBoeuf has continued its raid on Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London restructuring team following the recent hire of two partners from its US rival.

The five-strong team’s move to Dewey follows the hire of Orrick’s European co-head of restructuring and insolvency, Mark Fennessy, who brings with him fellow restructuring partner Hazel Miller. Both start at Dewey’s City office this Monday (26 September).

Of counsel Mark Griffiths, senior associate John O’Driscoll, associates Crispin Daly and Sunay Radia and paralegal Michael Freeman have all been offered roles at the US firm.

A number of these are understood to have accepted offers and are in negotiations with Orrick over the departure process.

Fennessy and Miller become part of Dewey’s business solutions and governance practice, which numbers seven partners.

They focus on corporate restructuring and cases involving financial restructuring, as well as insolvency litigation. The two partners have worked on files including Lehman Brothers, Wind Hellas and General Motors.

Their departure decimates Orrick’s London restructuring offering, with only a handful of assistant lawyers currently left in the team.