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Partner Musical Chairs: 12 Switch Seats


A boom in legal business for many of the nation’s big firms may be prompting a musical chairs game among their partners. At least a dozen new partners with a New York City connection have recently made lateral moves, most of them from partnerships at other well-known firms.

Among them: Andrei Yakovlev, formerly a Dewey Ballantine partner, is now a partner in the London office of Houston-based Baker Botts; Joy Arnold, formerly a partner in the New York office of Atlanta-based King & Spaulding, is now a partner in the New York office of Heller Ehrman, a California firm; and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw has added two new partners in its New York office: Richard Leavy, formerly a partner in the New York office of McDermott, Will & Emery, and Sterling M. Dorish, a former King & Spaulding partner, reports New York Lawyer, reprinting a National Law Journal (sub. req.) article.

A second New York Lawyer article lists some additional lateral moves.

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