Dewey Ballantine -- which saw a series of partner departures while it first announced, and then called off, plans to merge with San Francisco's Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe -- has now lost compensation and benefits practice head Paul J. Wessel to Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Among other high-profile transactions, Wessel was part of Dewey's team representing hospital operator HCA in its leveraged buyout by a group of private equity funds.
Milbank Tweed Adds Compensation Specialist From Dewey
New York Law Journal
February 2, 2007