Corporate Partner Tom Butcher returns to Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy has announced that Tom Butcher will return to the firm as a Corporate partner, heading up the Middle East Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Intellectual Property practice groups. He returned to A&O after two years with Simmons & Simmons. He is regarded as a TMT specialist, ranked as a “leading individual” in the UAE by Legal 500, and is described as “up and coming” by Chambers Global 2015.

Ashurst today the appointment of Nick Elverston and Amanda Hale to its global TMT team. Elverston is currently co-head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ global TMT group and is an internationally recognized veteran of the sector. He has been a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills since 2004 and before that he was a partner in the Clifford Chance TMT practice. Hale also joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, where she has been a partner in the TMT practice since 2011. Amanda has 22 years of experience of advising clients in the TMT sector – previously at Clifford Chance, but also working as GC at a start-up M2M tech company and at the UK telecoms regulator.

Hogan Lovells announced that James McGovern joined its White Collar and Fraud practice as a partner in its New York office. McGovern previously served as Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York and was appointed by Loretta Lynch, the current Attorney General of the United States and former partner in Hogan Lovells’ New York office.

Jones Day announced that Ginger R. Burton has joined the firm’s Atlanta Office as a partner in the Real Estate practice. Burton was a partner in Alston & Bird, LLP’s Atlanta office. He has represented institutional lenders and companies in a variety of secured and unsecured financing transactions, including acquisition financings, syndicated credit facilities and asset based financings.

White & Case announced today that Robert Burns will join the Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency (FRI) practice as a partner in its New York office. Burns advises distressed debt investors on acquisitions, restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings and the purchase of distressed assets and securities. He also represents debtors in complex, large bankruptcies and counsels boards of directors and senior managers of financially troubled companies regarding fiduciary duties and restructuring strategies.