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Restructuring departures from DLA Piper continue as two more partners exit

DLA Piper has suffered another blow to its embattled restructuring practice, as a two-partner team defects to Boston-headquartered firm Brown Rudnick. Leeds-based corporate restructuing partner Richard Obank and insolvency partner Colin Ashford are set to enter the European global restructuring and finance group of Brown Rudnick. The Lawyer Hot 100 2019 member Obank has been a […]


Ex-DLA Piper lawyers defect to launch litigation boutique

Three former DLA Piper disputes lawyers have left the firm to form a litigation boutique, dubbed Fortuna Law. Based out of Liverpool, the new firm has been founded by DLA Piper’s former office head of litigation, Mark Goodwin. He is joined at the firm by ex-DLA colleagues Catherine Radcliffe, who was a legal director at […]

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Hogan Lovells hires Hong Kong restructuring partner from DLA

Hogan Lovells is to take on Hong Kong restructuring partner Jonathan Leitch from DLA Piper. Leitch relocated to DLA’s Hong Kong office in 2012, having made partner four years earlier. He joined DLA in 1998, spending nearly a year and a half on secondment in the global restructuring group at The Royal Bank of Scotland. […]

Latham bags DLA partner in fifth lateral hire of 2019

Latham & Watkins has hired a partner from DLA Piper in a bid to expand its sports and entertainments practice in London. Patrick Mitchell is to join the US firm after nearly 15 years at DLA. He joined the firm as a senior associate in 2005 and was promoted to its partnership in 2017. Prior […]

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Linklaters contract lawyer service chief decamps to Freshfields as COO

The head of Linklaters‘ contract lawyer platform has left to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as London chief operating officer, The Lawyer understands. Mark Higgs, who was COO of the firm’s Re:Link service, has spent almost 11 months at Linklaters. In October, he was promoted to global head of alternative legal services, only a few weeks […]

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