Is it the jellied eels?
For as The Lawyer reveals today, Boies Schiller has finally announced its mystery-shrouded managing partner hire; it’s Natasha Harrison, formerly of Bingham McCutchen. We spotted Harrison back in our Hot 100 of 2011, when her big mandates included the restructuring of conglomerate Elektrim and the fallout from the Icelandic Bank collapse.
With increasing numbers of litigators getting frustrated at being conflicted out of mandates, US firms and litigation boutiques such as Hage Aaronson – which has now set up a referral relationship with New York outfit Gregory Joseph – Cooke Young & Keidan and Enyo Law are finding a ready pool of recruits.
In the meantime, Bingham might be on the look-out to replenish its own litigation stock.
PS Hot 100 time looms: if you have anyone you’d like to recommend for consideration, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Young, old, in-house, private practice.. the only criterion is that they have to have achieved something over and above the day job in the past year. Get lobbying now.
Also on TheLawyer.com:
- Learning to Love Procurement: Roll over long-lunch panel reviews – the procurement department is now central to the process, so you’d better get used to it
- The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has cut its legal panel from 27 to 23 firms, its first major shake-up of legal advisers since it was set up under the Pensions Act 2004.
- Keating Chambers has hired longstanding Wilberforce Chambers senior clerk and chief executive Declan Redmond to lead its clerking team.