The latest lateral moves and promotions from some of the biggest players on the legal market from the
30th March until the 12th April 2018.



Finland – Helsinki

DLA Piper has announced that Antti Rajamäki is joining the firm’s Employment practice as a partner based in Helsinki. Antti will lead the firm’s Employment practice in Finland. Antti Rajamäki joins DLA Piper from a Finnish boutique employment law firm, where he has worked as a managing director and partner since 2015. He advises clients on all employment law related matters, including litigation.

The original press release can be found here on DLA Piper’s website.



UK – London

Ashurst announces the appointment of Thomas Picton as a securitisation partner in the London securities and derivatives group. Thomas joins from Clifford Chance, where he has been since 2006. With over 10 years’ securitisation experience, Thomas’ practice covers a wide array of asset classes with a key focus on the consumer sector. His experience covers domestic and international transactions for clients that include banks, mortgage lenders, auto finance companies, asset managers and private equity firms.

The original press release can be found here on Ashurst’s website.



USA – Chicago

Mayer Brown announced today that Jaime Gatenio has joined the firm in Chicago as a Banking & Finance partner in its global Private Credit group. Ms. Gatenio joins from Jones Day. Ms. Gatenio concentrates her practice on debt financing transactions. She represents financial institutions, private equity sponsors, and borrowers in connection with the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of secured and unsecured loan transactions.

The original press release can be found here on Mayer Brown’s website.



USA – Dallas

DLA Piper has announced that Jason Lewis and Jason Hopkins have joined the firm’s Litigation practice as partners in Dallas. They are the latest additions to the firm’s growing platform in Dallas and across Texas. Lewis is a former enforcement attorney with the US Securities and Exchange Commission who handles civil and criminal regulatory investigations and litigation matters. Hopkins focuses on securities litigation, including defending civil and criminal investigations and lawsuits brought by the SEC, FINRA, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, IRS and DOJ, as well as state securities agencies and state attorneys general.

The original press release can be found here on DLA Piper’s website.



USA – San Francisco

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Todd Carpenter has joined the firm as a corporate partner in the Emerging Companies Practice, based in San Francisco. Carpenter focuses on high-growth, private companies and venture investors in the technology and life sciences sectors. Carpenter further deepens Latham’s emerging company capabilities in the Bay Area, particularly in the software/internet space. He has advised numerous private and public companies at various stages of development in sophisticated corporate transactions including public offerings, venture financings, and M&A transactions. He also counsels clients on corporate governance work as well as day-to-day matters.

The original press release can be found here on Latham & Watkins LLP’s website.