Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2021, 4:34 PM

Freshfields Hires Kirkland Partner to Grow Silicon Valley Team

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired former Kirkland & Ellis partner Joseph Halloum to build out the firm’s upstart Silicon Valley office.

Halloum had been a partner since 2016 at Kirkland, where he worked on major transactions including the sales of Delphi Technologies, Del Frisco’s, and Smart & Final to private equity companies.

The hire adds depth to Freshfields’ Silicon Valley office, which opened in July with splash hires from firms including Davis Polk & Wardwell, Sidley Austin, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The firm signed a 10-year lease in a new office building in February, and currently lists 16 ...

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