Crowell & Moring has tapped financial litigator Robert Weekes, the former leader of Squire Patton Boggs’ London office, to deliver substantial growth for the firm’s own London operations.

Weekes spent a decade as Squire’s London managing partner before stepping down in April 2018, having hit the ceiling for the role as mandated by the firm’s partnership deed. But he said he decided he was not through with the challenges of growing a practice, and leaders at Crowell inquired at the right time about putting him in charge.