Jones Day lands star PE lawyer

PE Manager tracks private equity lawyer moves: Jones Day enhances the reputation of its London private equity practice; Morrison & Foerster loses its chief private funds lawyer; and more.

· London headquartered law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner lost its global private equity head Raymond McKeeve to US-based rival firm Jones Day

· Thomas Devaney, who led Morrison & Foerster’s private funds practice in New York for more than seven years, will now advise on fund formations with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.

· Duane Morris added business litigation lawyer Steven Cowley to its Boston office. Cowley was previously with Edwards Wildman.

· German law firm CMS Hasche Sigle recruited energy transactions lawyer Thomas Brunn from Clifford Chance.

· Also from Germany, Hengeler Mueller is moving its private equity partner Steffen Oppenländer to its London office. 

· M&A lawyer Ted Johnson left Paul Hastings to join Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Tokyo office. 

· Cross-border M&A lawyer Alan Litwack joined Dickinson Wright’s Toronto office.  He was previously with Miller Thomson, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

· Michael Manley, former managing director and counsel at New York asset management firm ICON Capital, joined the New York office of Venable as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice.

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