White & Case in litigation hiring spree

Three new partners in New York join from Dewey Ballantine

White & Case is continuing its litigation recruitment drive by taking on three highly rated Dewey Ballantine partners in New York. The hires follow the recent recruitment of six litigation associates from top tier firms in London.

The three partners joining the firm’s New York office are Vincent FitzPatrick and Robert Milne, who both specialise in antitrust and appellate work, and Wayne Cross, a veteran trial lawyer. FitzPatrick first joined White & Case in 1969 and is returning as head of the firm's 350-lawyer litigation and arbitration practice.

The new joiners in London came from Clifford Chance, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Caymans firm Walkers, Herbert Smith and Sidley Austin Brown & Wood.

The firm has just appointed Alistair Graham as head of White & Case’s London litigation department, replacing Margaret Cole who has a more informal leadership role. Graham joined in July from Travers Smith Braithwaite
Graham said the department is extremely busy. The London office is currently handling a massive swaps litigation relating to Enron and large-scale Eastern European arbitrations.