King & Spalding hires Shearman partner for NY growth

Atlanta firm King & Spalding has raided US rival Shearman & Sterling to hire corporate finance specialist Christopher Paci.

Paci joins the firm’s New York office as a partner, specialising in capital markets.

His background includes handling IPOs, high yield debt and other complex securities offerings. Most recently, representing the underwriters in the IPOs of Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Texas Roadhouse.

Paci joins from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a partner in the capital markets group.