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M&A partner leaves Cravath in rare move

Sarkis Jebejian will join Kirkland & Ellis as partner

It doesn’t happen very often, so when it does, it makes headlines.

A corporate partner who has been at Cravath, Swaine & Moore for almost two decades has decided to jump ship and head over to Kirkland & Ellis. Kirkland announced yesterday that Sarkis Jebejian will be joining its 75-lawyer mergers and acquisitions group. According to Thomson Reuters, Kirkland—which is known mostly for its strong litigation and bankruptcy practices—has been working to boost its M&A team for the past few years. In 2009, it poached two M&A partners from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.


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