(Erick Nguyen)

Goodwin has returned to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to pick up its second New York partner hire since January.

Litigation partner Gabrielle Gould has joined Goodwin as a partner in its financial industry practice group. She represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals on securities and commercial litigation, as well as arbitrations, investigations and regulatory matters.

She is joining Goodwin alongside Freshfields litigation senior associate Samuel Rubin, who will join as counsel.

Gould and Rubin follow Marshall Fishman, who left Freshfields last month to head Goodwin’s commercial and financial litigation in New York.

“With Gabi and Sam on board alongside Marshall and our established, national team of financial industry litigators, we are continuing to make significant strides in expanding Goodwin’s commercial and financial services litigation practice in New York,” said Thomas Hefferon, co-chair of Goodwin’s financial industry group

Goodwin’s New York commercial and financial litigation practice has about 10 partners and 25 to 30 associates.

Freshfields has seen a number of partner exits in New York in recent months. In October, corporate partner Doug Bacon left the firm for Kirkland & Ellis in Houston, while litigation partner and senior leadership team member Michael Lacovara left for Latham & Watkins in June. However, it added Aly El Hamamsy, a corporate partner from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, in November.

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