Baker Botts Lures In-House PE Pro From Russian Firm

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 2:01 PM EST) -- Baker Botts LLP has snagged the in-house counsel from Russian private equity leader Baring Vostok Capital Partners to bolster the international transactional practice at its Moscow office, the firm announced Tuesday.

New partner Melinda Rishkofski has experience representing private equity fund managers, international financial institutions and portfolio companies in Russia, Eastern Europe, the U.K. and the U.S., according to a statement the firm issued Tuesday.

"Melinda adds depth to our international transactional resources," Baker Botts managing partner Walt Smith said in a statement Tuesday. "Her focus...
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