Orrick beefs up New York litigation with Heller Ehrman hire

Orrick Herrington & Suttcliffe has bolstered its litigation practice with the hire of a partner from the New York office of Heller Ehrman.

Richard Martin, who was formerly managing partner and head of litigation at Heller Ehrman’s New York office, has joined Orrick as a partner in New York to strengthen its dispute resolution and white collar crime practice.

Orrick New York office head Peter Bicks said: “Dick’s addition to our litigation practice is a significant win for Orrick. His highly regarded litigation practice will help broaden and deepen our practice.”

Martin was previously a partner at corporate and securities boutique Werbel & Carnelutti in New York, an affiliate of Italian firm Studio Carnelutti. When Werbel Carnelutti merged with Heller Ehrman in 1990, Martin become one of the founding partners of the office.

Last month (30 April) The Lawyer reported on Gibson Dunn snaring Heller Ehrman securities litigator George Brown for its Palo Alto office.