Ropes & Gray embarks on hiring spree

PE Manager tracks private equity lawyer moves: Boston headquartered law firm Ropes & Gray adds four names to its global roster of corporate lawyers; Shearman & Sterling poaches veteran private equity lawyer Jeremy Dickens; and more.

· M&A private equity lawyers Jonathan Gill and Robb Tretter joined Ropes & Gray’s New York office as partners. Both were previously with Bracewell & Giuliani.

· Elsewhere Ropes recruited capital markets and M&A lawyer Victoria Lloyd to its Hong Kong office. And joining the firm’s London office is Mark Wesseldine, a financing and restructuring lawyer. Both were previously with rival law firm Fried Frank. 

· Leaving Ropes & Gray is Marcia Ellis, who joins the Hong Kong office of Morrison & Foerster as a private equity M&A partner. 

· Jeremy Dickens is stepping down from his role as co-head of Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ global capital markets practice to join Shearman & Sterling. Dickens, a private equity lawyer who covers a wide range of industry matters including M&A, corporate governance and SEC investigations, joins Shearman as a New York-based partner. 

· Robin Feiner joined Proskauer’s New York office, where she focuses on IPOs and equities. She was most recently executive director of equity capital markets and corporate finance at UBS. 

· Stephen Ross will co-head Sidley Austin’s London investment funds practice. He was previously general counsel of London-based Man Group, a hedge fund advisor. 

· Dentons snagged former SJ Berwin partner Nicholas Plant to spearhead its private equity group across the UK, Middle East and Africa region.

· David Van Horne joined Goodwin Procter’s San Francisco office. Van Horne, who focuses on emerging growth companies and advising venture capital funds, was previously with Gunderson Dettmer.

· Funds compliance lawyer Nabil Sabki has left Kirkland & Ellis to join Latham & Watkin’s Chicago office. 

· Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has added venture capital and emerging companies lawyer John Hempill as part of a string of hires to its New York City office. He was previously with Morrison Foerster.

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