Dechert Snags Partner From Ropes & Gray

Law360, New York (February 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Former Ropes & Gray LLP partner Kristopher D. Brown, who specializes in mergers and acquisitions and private equity in the life sciences and health care industries, has joined the corporate and securities group at Dechert LLP.

Brown, 40, who said he has nothing but praise and affection for Ropes & Gray, cited Dechert's broad platform, and particularly its international capabilities, as the main impetus behind the lateral move between New York offices.

"It's just got a bigger platform in the areas in which I concentrate and...
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