LeBoeuf raids Linklaters, DWS in City hiring spree

Linklaters, DWS in City hiring spree” />LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has continued its lateral hiring spree, adding two more London partners, making four this year and taking its London partnership number to 25.

Project finance partner Scott Brodsky joins the firm from Linklaters. His departure coincides with Linklaters’ announcement (The Lawyer, 22 May) that its profit per equity partner figure had broken the £1m mark for the first time.

LeBoeuf’s hiring spree has dealt Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) another blow, with tax partner Judith Harger departing for the US firm.

Brodsky will join the firm in the summer, while Harger has already started at LeBoeuf.

The hires follow insurance litigator Francis Mackie’s arrival from Norton Rose and the appointment of former Cable & Wireless general counsel Andrew Garard.

Brodsky, who advises sponsors, financiers and governments on projects internationally, has expertise in the energy, transport and infrastructure sectors.

Brodsky has had a widely travelled legal career, spending time in Hong Kong, Singapore and London for Denton Hall, Linklaters and Ashurst. He returned to Linklaters in 1998 as a projects partner in Singapore and has been London-based since 2000.

LeBoeuf London managing partner Peter Sharp said: “[Brodsky] will provide further depth to the expertise we’re able to offer our project finance clients in [the energy and infrastructure] sectors.”

Harger specialises in corporate tax planning and becomes LeBoeuf’s first London tax partner. She will work alongside counsel Andrew Terry. LeBoeuf declined to comment on Harger’s arrival. A DWS spokesperson said the firm retains a senior tax team with four partners and eight lawyers. DWS is expecting to build its tax capability as part of plans to expand its corporate department.

A Linklaters statement read: “We are grateful to Scott for his contribution to the firm, and we wish him all the best.”