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Musical Chairs: BuckleySandler Snags Talent from Mayer Brown

The financial services boutique of BuckleySandler, which launched just a little over a year ago, is expanding at a rapid clip. At the time of launch, it had about 50 attorneys (most of them from the firm formerly known as BuckleyKolar); now it’s approaching 100.

The two latest hires are noteworthy. From the BLT:

BuckleySandler is continuing its push to recruit top-level lateral partners. Today, the firm brought on David Krakoff, who previously co-chaired Mayer Brown’s white collar litigation practice, and Christopher Regan, also a former Mayer Brown partner.

Let’s learn a little more about them, shall we?

Like many a high-powered D.C. attorney, Krakoff has moved in and out of government and private practice:

For Krakoff, the move to BuckleySandler, a Washington-based financial services boutique, marks his first departure from the world of Big Law since serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in D.C. for 10 years. In 1993, he left Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom to join Beveridge & Diamond. He moved to Mayer Brown in 2004.

Krakoff and Regan have a white-collar defense practice. They do a lot of work advising clients in SEC enforcement proceedings, a hot area right now.

What does their departure mean for Mayer Brown? The firm, which is exploring a possible merger with U.K.-based Simmons & Simmons, has lost a lot of talent lately (as can be seen by checking the lateral tracker of Lawshucks).

In any event, good luck to Messrs. Krakoff and Regan in their new professional home.

BuckleySandler Lands Two White Collar Partners from Mayer Brown [BLT: Blog of Legal Times]
Mayer Brown Litigation Co-Head Goes to BuckleySandler [Bloomberg BusinessWeek]
Nationally Recognized Criminal & Civil Enforcement Team Joins BuckleySandler [BuckleySandler LLP (press release)]

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