A&O takes three-partner Paul Hastings finance team in New York as Stateside push continues

Magic circle firm ramps up New York office with trio of finance hires

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Allen & Overy (A&O) has continued its US hiring spree with the recruitment of a three-partner finance and securities team from Paul Hastings in New York, including former leveraged finance head Bill Schwitter.

Schwitter, who also previously chaired the US firm’s corporate department, will join A&O alongside finance and high yield specialist Michael Chernick and capital markets partner Jeffrey Pellegrino. The hires mean A&O now has 12 leveraged finance and high yield partners in New York.

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