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Willkie names new NY office head in a first for the firm

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(Reuters) – Willkie, Farr & Gallagher has put in Rosalind Fahey Kruse as managing accomplice of the firm’s New York office, marking the first time Willkie has had a formal office chief particularly for the metropolis the place it is headquartered.

Willkie leaders stated in a Tuesday announcement that the creation of the new position comes in a interval of development for the 1,000-lawyer firm.

Tom Cerabino and Matthew Feldman, the New York-based joint chairmen of the firm, beforehand led the office in a much less formal capability, in response to a Willkie consultant.

“As our Firm continues to grow, sharing of information and ideas between offices has become even more critical,” Cerabino stated in a assertion. The aim of making the new place in New York to work with the managing companions of the firm’s different places of work is to develop “even better interaction and exchange of information and best practices,” he stated.

New York-founded Willkie has 13 places of work globally, with a number of new office launches in the previous few years.

The firm opened an office in Los Angeles in September with three companions from Venable and has already bulked up there with extra attorneys. It arrange different California outposts in Palo Alto and San Francisco, in December 2018 and September 2019, respectively.

The firm launched in Chicago in March 2020 with an office led by Craig Martin, the former chair of Jenner & Block.

Willkie additionally continues including lateral hires in New York, together with a new finance apply co-chair the firm recruited from Paul Hastings in September. Later that month, the firm additionally introduced again Robert Stebbins, former Securites and Trade Fee basic counsel, to head its company governance apply out of New York.

Fahey Kruse, the New York managing accomplice, has been at Willkie for greater than 25 years and has served in different management roles, the firm stated. She is a accomplice in the company and monetary providers division, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

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