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US lateral hires: Asda shows a payoff for Gibson Dunn's competition push

May 10, 2018 - The Lawyer
Board and Executive Moves

A US firm displacing the mighty competition department at Slaughter and May, no less, has not gone unremarked by City partners.

A cursory exploration of the hiring strategies of American firms in 2017 leads straight to Kirkland or Latham. Yet The Lawyer's Top 50 US firms in London report shows the brouhaha around David Higgins eclipses other, equally targeted talent acquisitions. And arguably one of the most significant hires in the last few years has been not in private equity or leverage...