Willkie Farr lures Shearman investment team

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has raided US rival Shearman & Sterling to hire a five-partner investment management team, the largest group it has ever brought on board. Barry Barbash joins as a partner to head Willkie’s investment management practice. He joins the Washington DC office along with partner Karrie McMillan. Partners Maria Gattuso, Joel Goldberg and Margery Neale will also join Willkie in New York from Shearman. First reported on www.thelawyer.com 2 February