Paul Hastings Lures Shearman Bankruptcy, Financing Pro

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Paul Hastings LLP announced Tuesday that it had snagged a former Shearman & Sterling LLP partner with expertise in bankruptcy restructurings to bolster its leveraged finance team in New York.

Michael Baker’s arrival comes after the firm lured a pair of high-profile corporate partners from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in June and July. Together, the moves are intended to establish the firm’s leveraged finance practice as the best in a competitive New York market, according to William Schwitter, chairman of the group.

“Over the last...
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