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Ex-Kirkland Funds Partner Joins Ropes As Counsel in London

Mar 08, 2021 - Legal Week
Board and Executive Moves

Former Kirkland & Ellis partner Chris Townsend has joined Ropes & Gray as a counsel, Ropes announced in a statement on Monday.

Townsend's hire is the most recent example of London expansion at Ropes, which earlier in March boosted its ranks with two partners in the same week.  Those hires were indicative of a frantic lateral hiring market in the city currently.

Townsend left Kirkland last year, after being a partner there since 2019. He joined as a partner from Fried Fra...