BLP corporate crime and investigations head leaves as firm nears decision on US merger

King & Spalding makes white-collar hire for City base in latest partner exit for BLP

King & Spalding has recruited Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) corporate crime and investigations head Aaron Stephens, in the latest departure from the UK firm ahead of its proposed transatlantic merger with Bryan Cave.

Stephens, who will join King & Spalding’s special matters and government investigations team, has been at BLP for 10 years after joining from DLA Piper in 2008, making partner in 2011.

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