Kirkland & Ellis is bringing on a debt finance partner from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, another move highlighting a streak of Big Law moves in this practice lately.

Kirkland said Monday that Austin Witt, who previously led the special situations practice at Paul Weiss and “has worked on some of the largest and most sophisticated distressed transactions in history,” arrived at the firm as a partner in New York.