Potter quits White & Case – and the law

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Finance partner Colin Potter is quitting his role as a lawyer as he leaves the London office of White & Case to take on a consultancy role with a search firm.
Potter will leave White & Case on 31 May to join headhunters Global Legal Search sometime in June. In his new role he will focus on high-end legal work, advising firms on strategy and analysing their positions in the market. He will also act as a recruitment consultant.
According to Potter, he has been looking to move away from transactional work since he left Clifford Chance in May 2000.
When he was recruited by Maurice Allen to join White & Case, it was with the task of building the international practice and the London office.
“The work I’ve done has led to a huge amount of business development, and in the time I’ve been here we’ve grown from 50 to 140. But that doesn’t go on forever and it became obvious it was time to do more fee-earning. I don’t like the fee-earning, but I have enjoyed the business side,” he said.
White & Case has used Global Legal Search since London head of banking Maurice Allen joined the firm in February 2000.
Allen commented: “Our recruitment is going to continue to be large, so it’s good for us that Colin’s going to be there.”