Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London office has snared the head of corporate at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Golvsky.

Lena Hodge, will join the firm as partner in its corporate practice group, and will focus on advising Aim issuers and underwriters.

Partner in charge of English law at Orrick, Dean Poster, commented: “The growth of the corporate group in London and throughout Europe is one of the firm’s key strategic objectives. Lena’s experience in Aim space will add additional depth to Orrick’s London corporate team.”

Poster added that the firm hopes Hodge’s experience with Aim will strengthen Orrick’s life sciences and technology practices.