Regulation agency Paul Weiss is poaching greater than a dozen of Kirkland & Ellis’ high private-equity companions, individuals conversant in the matter stated, one of many largest authorized coups in latest reminiscence.
13 Kirkland companions from London and Los Angeles are decamping for Paul Weiss, together with dealmakers with shut ties to KKR, Warburg Pincus, EQT, and Bain, individuals conversant in the matter stated.
Becoming a member of in London are Neel Sachdev, Matt Merkle, Deirdre Jones, and Kanesh Balasubramaniam. In Los Angeles: Eric Wedel, who will open an L.A. workplace for Paul Weiss, together with Ben Steadman, Matt Leist, and Caroline Epstein.
Roger Johnson, who left Kirkland in an acrimonious break up two weeks in the past, will even be part of and convey a minimum of two companions with him, individuals conversant in the matter stated. (Johnson was sad about Kirkland’s personal poaching of Alvaro Membrillera, the top of Paul Weiss’ London workplace, and sparred with Kirkland Chair Jon Ballis in regards to the rent, resulting in Johnson’s exit, a few of the individuals stated.) Membrillera is bringing three different Paul Weiss companions with him, one individual stated.
“Kirkland appreciates their contributions to the partnership and desires them one of the best at their new agency,” a spokesman stated.
A number of the strikes have been earlier reported by the Monetary Occasions.