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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has confirmed that it has hired seven former Dewey & LeBouef trainees.
The trainees will join former Dewey London office head Peter Sharp and institutional finance group chair Bruce Johnston at the firm.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Morgan Lewis said “We are pleased to have received authorisation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority to offer Trainee Solicitor Contracts in our recently expanded London office.
“In addition to the other new colleagues we have welcomed, we are pleased to have offered training contracts to seven former Dewey trainee solicitors”.
Several firms, including Ropes & Gray, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, are reportedly hiring other trainees from the 20-strong current cohort as well as Dewey’s 2012 intake (17 May 2012).
In a statement responding to the help offered to the trainees by the legal community, Dewey HR manager Katharyn White said “It’s hugely encouraging that the legal community has rallied at this difficult time to help these individuals at an early stage of their legal careers.”