Shaw Pittman London ripped apart by MoFo raid

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has raided Shaw Pittman’s London office by taking its three remaining partners including outsourcing star Alistair Maughan.

Shaw Pittman’s London managing partner Maughan is joining MoFo together with outsourcing and technology partners David Skinner and Andrew Smith.

MoFo has added an excellent outsourcing team to its burgeoning London office following up the hire of Simmons & Simmons private equity star Ed Lukins last month.

Shaw Pittman, by contrast, is clinging to its London office having watched all its partners leave over the last two years.

Shaw Pittman’s former joint managing partner of London, Andrew Moyle, left with a team for Latham & Watkins a year ago, around the same time as another partner Jennifer Mattingly left for Pillsbury Winthrop. Corporate partners Charles Severs and Robert Bishop then joined DLA. Those departures followed that of Chris Holder, who joined Barlow Lyde & Gilbert