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Morgan Lewis & Bockius Beijing co-head Ingrid Zhu-Clark is to leave the firm, becoming the first ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf partner to exit the US outfit since a team of nearly 20 partners joined from the bankrupt firm last year.
Zhu-Clark, an energy lawyer in the firm’s business and finance practice, has resigned for an unconfirmed destination after joining roughly a year ago as office co-managing partner from Dewey, where she was also Beijing chief (31 May 2012).
She was part of a 19-partner team who moved to Morgan Lewis amid Dewey’s collapse last May across the US, Europe and Asia and is the first of the contingent to quit the US firm.
She worked closely with Moscow corporate and energy partner Brian Zimbler, including on matters for key client China National Petroleum Corporation – a fact understood to be a major impetus for her following the Dewey group that jumped to Morgan Lewis.
Zhu-Clark’s four-partner Dewey Beijing team split in a number of directions last May, in contrast to the large European team - including Zimbler and Jonathan Hines in Russia and London partners Bruce Johnston and Peter Sharp - that joined Morgan Lewis together from Dewey.
Last week it emerged that Linklaters Washington DC tax partner Joseph Pari had joined KPMG around a year after leaving Dewey (10 May 2013), while the ex-Dewey team in Italy has split after originally moving en masse to launch Grimaldi Studio Legale (10 January 2013).