Kirkland's London Chief Jumps Ship For American PE Firm

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 9:14 PM EST) -- Kirkland & Ellis International LLP's veteran London office chief will resign to take a post at an unnamed U.S. private equity firm, Kirkland announced Monday.

James Learner, a corporate partner who serves on Kirkland's Global Management Executive Committee, will leave the firm in August, according to Kirkland.

“During his 25 years at Kirkland ... Jim Learner has been an exceptional lawyer, and a respected leader and colleague,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, chairman of the Global Management Executive Committee. “Since his relocation to the London office in...
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