Christopher Bellini, the co-chair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher‘s financial institutions practice, has left the firm for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Fried Frank announced on Tuesday the lateral hire of Bellini, who will be based in Washington, D.C. Bellini’s practice focuses on advising banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of issues, such as M&A and strategic investments, new legislation and regulatory hurdles, and government investigations and enforcement actions.