A&O sends City partner to head US practice

Allen & Overy (A&O) has installed a new US managing partner and shifted the incumbent to the US senior partner role.

London capital markets partner David Krischer was last week appointed US managing partner for a four-year term with immediate effect. According to a statement from A&O, Krischer will initially split his time between A&O’s two US offices, in New York and Washington, and London. Krischer will also continue to lead A&O’s capital markets practice.

Krischer replaces Kevin O’Shea, who has been US managing partner since 2008 (24 April 2008), when he replaced Michael Feldberg and Ian Shrank. Shrank has since left A&O.

O’Shea has now been appointed US senior partner. The previous US senior partner at A&O was Dan Cunningham, who left the firm in 2009 to join Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (23 March 2009).

In a statement, an A&O spokesperson said: “To help achieve our ambitions for our US practice we’re strengthening our US management team. David Krischer has been appointed managing partner of the US. Kevin O’Shea has been appointed to the role of US senior partner.”