Gardner Carton sets up in Manhattan

Chicago firm Gardner Carton & Douglas has opened in Manhattan with two bankruptcy partners. Stephanie Wickouski, Washington DC head and co-chair of the firm’s corporate restructuring and financial institutions practice group, will head the new office. Janice Grubin has moved from 35-lawyer New York firm Wormser Kiely Galef & Jacobs, where she was chair of the bankruptcy practice, with one assistant making up the legal staff. The $129.5m (£73.3m) turnover, 250-lawyer firm has a New York State office at Albany, as well as in Milwaukee.