Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has recruited the global head of the private equity practice at Latham & Watkins to head its own practice. R. Ronald Hopkinson has represented major private equity firms, including the Carlyle Group and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, on a number of high-profile, multibillion-dollar deals. Slumping credit markets recently forced Cadwalader to lay off 35 associates, but Hopkinson said he was focused on the long term and undeterred by current market conditions.
Latham & Watkins Private Equity Head Joins Cadwalader
New York Law Journal
February 7, 2008