Kirkland Lures Securities Pro From Mayer Brown

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP said Wednesday it had snagged a corporate and securities pro with a focus on real estate capital markets from Mayer Brown LLP, expanding the firm's Chicago office.

Corporate attorney Edward J. Schneidman was joined in the move from Mayer Brown by William A. Levy, a tax attorney who also has expertise in real estate matters, Kirkland said. Both lawyers joined the firm as partners, continuing a string of recent real estate-related hires for the firm.

"Ed and Bill have broad corporate and...
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