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(Reuters) – King & Spalding stated Tuesday that it has introduced on six partners from three rival companies to increase its year-old international human capital and compliance follow.
The new partners embody Tom Ahlering, Anne Dana, Gina Merrill, and Jesse Pauker from Seyfarth Shaw; Pete Wozniak from Barnes & Thornburg; and Jenny Neilsson, who will be part of later this month from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Ahlering, who most lately co-chaired Seyfarth Shaw’s biometric compliance group, is becoming a member of King & Spalding in Chicago alongside with Wozniak and Neilsson. Dana, Merrill and Pauker might be primarily based within the agency’s New York workplace.
The legal professionals are the most recent additions to the agency’s international human capital and compliance follow because it was launched final yr with a trio of partners from Seyfarth Shaw. Together with the new hires, King & Spalding now has about 35 partners within the follow, bringing its complete headcount to almost 50 attorneys.
Darren Gardner, who heads the follow in San Francisco, stated the final 5 years have introduced “an evolution” in office administration points and priorities.
Partly pushed by advances in know-how, he stated office challenges have expanded past conventional labor and employment issues, with the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the modifications and driving further want for compliance recommendation.
Merrill, who was at Seyfarth for the previous eight years, stated she was drawn to King & Spalding’s full-service capabilities.
“I was attracted to the entrepreneurial nature of both the (global human capital and compliance) group and the firm,” she stated.
Representatives from Seyfarth and Simpson Thacher did not instantly reply to requests for remark on the legal professionals’ departures. A Barnes & Thornburg consultant stated the agency wished Wozniak properly.
The hires come within the midst of a broader recruiting spree for King & Spalding. The Atlanta-founded agency this month additionally introduced on former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan companion Lazar Raynal in Chicago and former worldwide arbitration companion Erica Franzetti from Dechert in Washington, D.C., to reinforce its trial and international disputes capabilities.
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