People Moves: Dechert

August 22, 2014


Six attorneys have joined the firm as associates.

Stephen Pratt joined the firm. Pratt practices Corporate and Business, Mergers and Acquisitions and Banking and Finance law.

Gabriela Giraldez joined the firm. Giraldez practices International and Cross-Border, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution and Litigation.

Michael Harwood-Smith joined the firm. Harwood-Smith practices Consumer and Retail, Banking and Finance and International and Cross-Border law.

Alex Cao joined the firm. Cao practices Life Sciences and Health Care, Intellectual Property and Telecommunications and Technology law.

Oliver Zhang joined the firm. Zhang practices Energy, Natural Resources and Environment, Litigation and Corporate and Business law.

Joseph Abraham joined the firm. Abraham practices Intellectual Property and Litigation.


Seven associates left the firm.

Three attorneys have left the Banking and Finance department: Till Friedrich, who received a law degree from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn in 2011; Lynsey Gregory, who received a law degree from BPP Law School in 2003; and Elizabeth Ho, who received a law degree from Boston University School of Law in 2010.

Two attorneys have left the Corporate and Business department: Javad Husain, who received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004; and Anthony Lagreca, who received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009.

Paul Goulet left the firm. Goulet received a law degree from University of Michigan Law School in 2009.

Jeremie Kohn left the firm. Kohn received a law degree from Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense in 2007 and moved to Quinn Emanuel.


David Gubbay left the firm. Gubbay practices Taxation and Accounting, Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate and Construction law and received a law degree from Rhodes University.

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