CC corporate partner quits to join Latham

Clifford Chance (CC) has lost another partner in the US, with Latham & Watkins recruiting investment management partner Brynn Peltz.

Peltz, who joined CC’s corporate practice as a partner in the funds group in 2006, will joins Latham as a partner in the US firm’s corporate department.

Her experience includes advising financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds on matters including fund formations, offerings and registrations as well as regulatory and compliance issues.

Before joining CC, Peltz practised at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett for seven years and had previously served as assistant general counsel and vice president in the investment management unit at Kidder Peabody & Co.

Latham New York managing partner David Gordon said: “There is a lot of synergy between Brynn’s investment management expertise and our structured products and derivatives, fund formation and corporate finance practices.”

Peltz’s departure comes after a string of exits from CC’s US practice in recent months. In February the firm’s Americas intellectual property head Victor Siber quit for Baker Hostetler, with other recent departures including the December walkout of a quartet of litigators.

Earlier this month Latham bolstered its US practice with the return of corporate finance partner Alexander Cohen Cohen re-joined Latham’s Washington DC office from the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was deputy general counsel for legal policy and administrative practice. He will now co-chair the firm’s corporate finance practice.

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