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Jenner & Block has hired M&A lawyer Robert Rawn as a partner in the firm’s New York office.

Rawn comes to his new firm from Winston & Strawn, where he practiced for almost seven years. Prior to that, he was at Bryan Cave, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and Sullivan & Cromwell. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, regulatory issues and corporate governance.

“Joining Jenner & Block was all about the opportunity to work in a corporate practice with a strong and growing M&A focus that is aligned with my practice, representing public and large private companies in their transactions,” Rawn said.

Robert Rawn

Prior to his move, Rawn said he was familiar with Jenner & Block’s corporate M&A practice and had followed some of the firm’s recent high-profile deals, including General Dynamics’ $9.7 billion acquisition of CSRA, Snyder’s-Lance’s $6.1 billion sale to Campbell, and Lonza Group’s $630 million spinoff of its water case business to Platinum Equity.

Rawn’s hiring comes after a quiet year on the hiring front for Jenner & Block. The firm made only two partner-level additions in 2018—white-collar litigator Christine Braamskamp in May and white-collar defense lawyer Paul Feldberg in October. Both partners joined the firm’s London office.

“Rob’s deep experience and client relationships present a tremendous opportunity for the firm to continue to build our corporate practice, which is focused on public and large private company work,” Joseph P. Gromacki, chair of Jenner & Block’s corporate practice, said in a statement.

Winston & Strawn has lost several partners since October, according to data compiled by ALM Intelligence. The firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Rawn’s departure.