Clifford Chance announced it has recruited a team of five lawyers from Bingham McCutchen, led by partners Robert J. Gross and William Cejudo, to its Washington, D.C., office. The move brings additional expertise to the firm’s U.S. structured finance and real estate finance practices while also expanding the capabilities of its office in the U.S. capital.

The new arrivals bring to 69 the numbers of Clifford Chance partners in the U.S., with Gross joining the Corporate practice and Cejudo expanding the Tax, Pensions and Employment team. At their previous firm, the pair maintained one of the country’s most active practices in the U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities market.

“We’ve been working for some time to bring Bob, Will and their team to Clifford Chance, said Americas regional managing partner Evan Cohen. They are top-notch lawyers whose arrivals broaden our structured finance capabilities, increase our U.S. footprint, and presents valuable collaborative opportunities in connection with our industry-leading REITs practice. Their expertise reinforces areas where we are already strong while also adding new dimensions to our practice, and we’re very pleased to bring them on board.”

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