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Andrea Hwang and Leonard Klingbaum Andrea Hwang and Leonard Klingbaum of Ropes & Gray. Courtesy photos

Two finance partners at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, including the former chair of the practice, have joined Ropes & Gray’s finance team as partners in New York.

Andrea Hwang, who made partner at Willkie this year, and Leonard Klingbaum, Hwang’s mentor who was chair of Willkie’s finance group until he left the firm, started at Ropes on Oct. 4, two days after they gave notice at Willkie that they were leaving. Ropes’ talented lawyers and impressive client base in deal work attracted them to the Boston-based firm, they said in an interview.

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Jack Newsham

Jack Newsham writes about the New York legal community and the business of law, including law firm finance and management and the battle for talent. Email him at [email protected] and find him on Twitter @thenewsham.

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