Weil Gotshal Hires Hogan Lovells Partner for London Office

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP hired Mark Donald, a former partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP, as the New York-based firm of more than 1,200 lawyers expands its European finance practice.

Donald, who most recently was a partner in Hogan Lovells’s international finance practice, has experience in domestic and cross-border leveraged and acquisition finance, Weil Gotshal said in a statement. He will join Weil Gotshal’s London office as a partner in the European finance practice and also work with the firm’s private equity and transactional teams.

“Strategically we set goals to grow our European finance capabilities in London to further strengthen our global platform,” Barry M. Wolf, executive partner at Weil Gotshal, said in the firm’s statement.

Weil Gotshal is the lead bankruptcy law firm for Lehman Brothers Holdins Inc. (LEHMQ) and advised MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MF) and AMR Corp. It was ranked the 15th-highest-grossing law firm in 2010 by the American Lawyer, a trade magazine, with more than $1.19 billion in revenue.

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