Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has recruited Lawrence Zweifach, a securities litigation partner from the former Heller Ehrman.
Zweifach was the most sought-after partner in Heller's New York office. He said Monday he joined Gibson Dunn due to his earlier experience cooperating with the firm, when they defended PricewaterhouseCoopers in accounting fraud litigation stemming from the 2001 bankruptcy of school bus company Laidlaw.
Zweifach said he was impressed with the firm, and the depth of its litigation team in New York.
Counsel Richard Cashman and one associate are also making the move to Gibson Dunn from Heller, which dissolved last month.
In a separate move, former Heller intellectual property litigation partner Joy Arnold is joining the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. She will make the move with fellow patent litigator Bhavana Joneja, who will join Sheppard Mullin as a special counsel.