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Allison Liff Joins Weil Banking & Finance Team in New York

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Allison R. Liff will join its New York office as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice group.

“Maintaining our top-tier Banking & Finance practice is a strategic priority for Weil and Allison’s presence will further strengthen the team,” said Barry M. Wolf, Weil’s Executive Partner. “Her expertise in corporate and leveraged lending activities is exceptional and will extend the scope of the banking and finance services available to our private equity and corporate clients.”

Ms. Liff joins Weil from Goldman Sachs, where she was Managing Director and Associate General Counsel responsible for leveraged finance, middle market financing, restructuring, and the bank debt portfolio group. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Ms. Liff was an associate in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice group in the Corporate Department, where she assisted with the representation of arrangers, financial sponsors and corporate clients in syndicated loans, leveraged acquisition financings and restructuring matters.

“Allison will be focusing primarily on the financing needs of our corporate and private equity clients. Her experience in leveraged finance will add further capacity to our top-tier sponsor finance practice,” said Daniel S. Dokos, head of Weil’s Global Finance practice and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. “Allison is a great complement to our existing team and we are excited to have her back at Weil.”

Located in many of the world’s key financial centers, Weil’s Banking & Finance lawyers are able to provide true international deal execution services and local law advice. Weil has one of the premier leveraged acquisition finance practices, and is one of a very select group of firms that has both highly-rated lender/arranger and borrower/sponsor practices. In 2012, Weil placed among the top ten firms for U.S. borrower representations (based on total deal volume) for the eighth consecutive year in Thomson Reuters LPC’s league table rankings. IFLR1000 said, “With a reputation as one of world’s top leveraged acquisition finance practices, [Weil] is highly sought-after by clients on both the lender and borrower sides.” Chambers USA ranked the Firm as one of the leading Banking & Finance practices in the United States, and clients praised Weil for having “top-tier talent” and its lawyers for having “great foresight and judgment.”

This news appeared in the following outlets (may require registration/subscription):

  • Bloomberg: White & Case, Schulte Roth, Skadden, S&C: Business of Law (February 4, 2013)
  • The Deal: Movers & shakers: Feb. 5, 2013 (February 5, 2013)
  • Law360: Weil Gotshal Wins Banking Partner Back From Goldman Sachs (February 5, 2013)
  • Crain’s New York Business: Executive Moves (February 1, 2013)
  • The Am Law Daily: The Churn: Lateral Moves in the Am Law 200 (February 8, 2013)
  • International Financial Law Review: Weil bolsters banking and finance practice (February 11, 2013)
  • The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel: Weil Grows Its New York Office; Wins Appellate Victory For Client (February 14, 2013)
  • The National Law Journal: Movers – New Arrivals (March 4, 2013)