Herbert Smith poaches Goldman's Moore

The UK law firm grabs Goldman Sachs'' senior in house counsel to boost its US securities law franchise.

Herbert Smith has stolen a march on its rivals by securing the services of John Moore, the senior in house counsel for Goldman Sach's Asian investment banking division. Moore will be a partner in the UK firm's global US securities practice of its corporate division. At Herbert Smith, Moore will work with Kevin Roy in Hong Kong and Jim Wickenden, the London based head of the US securities practice.

Moore, who hails from West Virginia, has spent the last six years at Goldman, having joined the firm from leading US firm Sullivan Cromwell, where he had been a partner in the Hong Kong and New York offices. At Goldman he focused...

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