Simmons & Simmons has secured the services of partner Lesli Ligorner, formerly the co-chair of Paul Hastings’ international employment law practice, for its Shanghai base.
Ligorner, who is based in Shanghai, also chaired Paul Hastings’ China employment law and anti-corruption practices prior to joining Simmons.
She is experienced in a range of matters, including employment and anti-corruption due diligence and employee transition issues in M&A transactions.
She will work closely with the Simmons’ China head of employment Fiona Loughrey.
Ligorner’s appointment comes a week after the firm hired finance partner Yongmei Cai in Beijing from King & Wood (1 March 2012).