There’s been no holiday lull for Ropes & Gray as the firm announced the addition of two lateral mergers and acquisitions partners in consecutive days this week. The firm added technology partner Kate Withers from Latham & Watkins to its New York office Tuesday and finance partner Gregory Bauer from Holland & Knight to its Chicago office Wednesday. 

On Tuesday, the firm announced it had brought on Withers, an M&A and technology attorney most recently at Latham but who has also had stints at Kirkland & Ellis, Fenwick & West, Covington & Burling and Cravath, Swaine & Moore, according to her LinkedIn profile.