Weil, Gotshal & Manges M&A partner Jon-Paul Bernard has joined Mayer Brown in New York City, as the firm looks to continue to grow the office under the direction of its new chairman.

Bernard first joined Weil Gotshal in 1998 and focuses his practice on financial institution group (FIG) and fintech transactions. He is Mayer Brown’s 14th New York hire this year, a market that newly appointed chairman Jon Van Gorp is eyeing for continued growth.