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US firm McDermott Will & Emery has continued its London expansion by recruiting two new finance partners from rivals Dewey & LeBoeuf and White & Case.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf counsel Abesh Choudhury and White & Case associate Pierre Brochet will join the firm on 1 July.
The pair will work under McDermotts’ co-head of securitisation and structured finance Paul-Michael Rebus, who said: “Demand for our services continues to grow significantly and both Pierre and Abesh will be an integral part of the team to meet this demand.”
Choudhury was in the UK financial services regulatory practice at Dewey & LeBoeuf under partner Nicholas Bugler, while Brochet specialises in structured finance work including collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).
The firm has pledged to expand its European presence under new London head Doron Ezickson, who took over in March. Last month it raided Akin Gump for global projects head John Cogan, who will work out of London and Houston (The Lawyer, 14 April 2008 )
McDermott’s London office has suffered a string of departures in the last two years, including corporate chief William Charnley to Mayer Brown, IP head Larry Cohen to Latham & Watkins and employment head Fraser Younson to Berwin Leighton Paisner.