Lawyer Monthly - April 2022

LAWYER MOVES Also in March, in addition to the appointment of Jennifer Bassett, Jones Day announced that Yvonne Chan has joined the firm as a partner in its business and tort litigation practice, based out of its Boston office. Chan’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation matters in addition to government and internal investigations. Her past experience involves working with clients across a number of highly regulated industries, including financial institutions, technology and life sciences companies and private equity firms. Chan is also highly experienced in working with colleges and universities on disputes relating to student affairs, wrongful death and personal injury. Chan earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University before going on to study law at Harvard Law School. She often writes on current and emerging legal issues that affect higher education institutions and frequently engages in pro bono matters related to wrongful conviction. “Yvonne is talented, experienced and is a tremendous addition to our firm’s deep litigation bench,” said John Majoras, co-leader of Jones Day’s business and tort litigation practice, in a statement. “Her versatility across a broad business and commercial litigation landscape will be valuable to our clients around the world and I am pleased to welcome her to Jones Day.” Colleen Laduzinski, partner-in-charge at the firm’s Boston office, also welcomed Chan to the firm. “Yvonne will help us deepen our litigation capabilities, expand the cross-office teams we assemble to handle trials, and increase our visibility to clients here in Boston,” she said. “Her experience in the life sciences and financial services industries are especially valuable to our local team, as is her deep experience representing colleges and universities in the New England region.” Jones Day Gains Business and Tort Litigation Partner Global firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has strengthened its international arbitration wing with the addition of partner David Herlihy. Herlihy is a specialist in investment arbitration and international law, and joins A&O’s London practice rom Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden). Herlihy brings 20 years of experience in international arbitration with a focus on international commercial arbitration, public international law and investment treaty arbitration. He is particularly experienced in handling disputes relating to renewable energy, telecoms and the technology sector, having worked on a number of high-stakes disputes around the globe involving competition laws and international taxation. Among Herlihy’s most high-profile arbitrations are his representation of Vodafone International Holdings BV in its suit against the Republic of India over its attempt to impose a retroactive $5.5 billion withholding tax liability, wherein the company won a landmark victory. Representing the Republic of Cyprus, he also beat investment treaty claims of more than €1 billion arising from the Eurozone financial crisis and led NextEra’s successful claim against Spain under the Energy Charter Treaty, winning an award of €300 million. During his 20-year tenure at Skadden prior to joining A&O (including nine years as a partner), Herlihy was a founding member of the firm’s European LGTBQ Affinity Network and its London Diversity Committee. Herlihy is set to commence his new duties from early April. He will be the third hire to A&O’s London practice this year, following the appointments of finance litigator Michael Godden and fraud litigator Andy McGregor in January. Allen&Overy Bolsters International Arbitration Practice With Partner Hire 11 APR 2022 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM

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