Daily News: December 16, 2013

Ropes & Gray Hires Coleman as a Partner

Ropes & Gray announced that Brenda Coleman joined the firm as a partner in its tax & benefits department. Coleman’s experience in a wide range of complex tax matters complements the private equity, restructuring, funds and finance capabilities of the firm’s London office, expanding its ability to serve clients on the execution of their global transactions.

Coleman joins Ropes & Gray from Weil Gotshal & Manges in London. She brings to the firm’s clients comprehensive experience in corporate and restructuring matters, including advising on cross-border M&A transactions, private equity matters and tax litigation.

Maurice Allen, co-head of the London office, said, “The London office has now grown to over 80 lawyers, and the need for additional tax capability is a function of that growth and our commitment to developing our international tax capability.”

“We’re delighted that Brenda will be joining our outstanding London team,” said Christopher Leich, leader of the firm’s Tax & Benefits department. “Clients will benefit enormously from her sophisticated counsel and knowledge developed over more than 25 years of tax practice.”

Coleman’s arrival brings the London team to over 80 lawyers, including a senior team of 23 partners and counsel and top-tier capabilities in debt finance, funds and investment management, high yield, restructuring, special situations, financial services regulatory, tax, corporate and private equity.