O'Melveny & Myers lures Berney to Asia

A new partner moves over from Wilson Sonsini.

Kurt Berney has been appointed as a partner in the Asia Practice of O'Melveny Myers, focusing his efforts on the China region. Berney will be based in Shanghai and joins an office of 35.

His departure from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati follows a similar move in 2003 when Carmen Chang left the Palo Alto-based firm's China-related operations for a rival firm. At Wilson Sonsini, Berney represented technology companies in mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and venture capital transactions.

Prior to this he practiced with Cravath, Swaine Moore in New York and Hong Kong over a nine-year stretch.

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