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.