Watson Farley NY makes second Shearman lateral

Watson Farley & Williams’ New York office has raided Shearman & Sterling for a new partner for the second time in 12 months.

Stephen Millman, a senior partner specialising in tax and leasing, will move to Watson Farley’s New York office on Monday (24 May).

On joining he will be reunited with his former Shearman & Sterling partner John Imhof, who left the New York giant for Watson Farley in June last year.

The hire is a major boost to Watson Farley’s structured finance practice. The team now boasts three partners, including Patricia Iandoli who last year joined from Allen & Overy.