"There's a point at which you have to start looking across borders," Hwang said. "And I think the perspectives that we share having been in house and working on deals and corporate development, combined with White & Case's global reach, is exciting."
Rose had been general counsel and senior vice president of corporate development at electric-car maker CODA Automotive Inc. in Los Angeles, where he managed the company's legal, risk management, and environmental, health and safety departments. He handled financing, acquisitions and negotiated cross-border transactions, such as CODA's agreement to partner with China's Great Wall Motor Co. to develop electric vehicles.
With the arrival of Hwang and Rose, White & Case has now added 11 new partners this year to its global M&A practice.