Kirkland Snags Capital Markets Pro From Shearman

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced Thursday it had lured a capital markets specialist from Shearman & Sterling LLP, amping up the firm's transactional power in its London office.

Ward McKimm will begin his stint as a Kirkland partner on Monday, Kirkland said, leaving his post as leader of Shearman's capital markets team in London and co-head of that firm's corporate group.

Jeffrey C. Hammes, chairman of Kirkland’s global management executive committee, said that McKimm will allow the firm to round out its robust deals expertise in...
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