Freshfields Snags High-Yield Finance Pro From Simpson

Law360, New York (July 27, 2010, 4:33 PM EDT) -- Securities lawyer Gil Strauss is joining the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, continuing the firm's efforts to build out its high-yield and leveraged finance practice.

Strauss will officially come on board as a partner at Freshfields the first week of September after returning from his honeymoon, according to a spokesman for the firm.

Sarah Murphy, head of Freshfields' U.S. corporate group in Europe and Asia, said Strauss joins the firm at a time when the bank lending market...
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