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KPMG is taking one of the top partners from Ernst & Young's new associate Washington DC law firm.
McKee Nelson Ernst & Young, which set up in November last year as the first tie-up between a big five accountant and a US law firm, is losing leading tax lawyer Tom Wessel.
Wessel joined the firm six months ago from Atlanta firm King & Spalding (The Lawyer, 19 November 1999).
But he decided to leave the new venture and join the more established 200-strong Washington national tax practice of KPMG.
His clients include GE Capital and Sprint Corporation.
David Brockway, partner in charge of the Washington KPMG practice, says: "The reason for bringing him on board is pretty straightforward - he's simply the top of the profession as an M&A tax expert. He has a very loyal client following and some very major clients."
Brockway, who joined KPMG from Dewey Ballantine last year, says he will continue to recruit top lawyers.