News Corporate US & The Americas Law firms Travers hires its first US-qualified partner By The Lawyer 7 February 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 15:29 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Stephen Pipes 7 February 2011 at 13:55 Bizarre move. Travers Smith, having completely turned its nose up at the overseas expansion and mergers being rapidly conducted by its competitors… recruits a U.S. qualified lawyer from the Italian office of a UK law firm. I expect that Travers does in fact have a strategy, but it is certainly hard for an outsider to discern. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.