Press Release

Morgan Lewis Adds Sophisticated Litigation Team in London

Thursday, May 3, 2012

LONDON, May 3, 2012: Morgan Lewis today announced that Peter Sharp, Nick Greenwood and David Waldron—three leading solicitors whose work involves litigation and all major forms of international arbitration across a number of industries—will join the firm as partners in its Litigation Practice, resident in London. Peter Sharp was most recently the managing partner of another AmLaw 100 firm's London office, while David Waldron served as overseas co-chair of that firm's Litigation Department and co-chair of its Oil, Gas, and Energy Dispute Resolution Group.

"Peter, Nick, and David have handled substantial and sophisticated disputes both in the UK and elsewhere in a number of key industry sectors in which the firm has many clients, including energy and financial services," noted Francis M. Milone, Chair of Morgan Lewis. "Their experience representing companies and individuals around the world—from the UK to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean—will be a tremendous asset to our multinational clients."

"This team's substantive background in international commercial disputes, arbitration, insurance recovery, and white collar investigations overseas complements our strengths in U.S. litigation," added Jami W. McKeon, Leader of the firm's Litigation Practice. "Their arrival augments our geographic reach, particularly on cutting-edge issues ranging from complex international disputes and fraud investigations to the UK Bribery Act."

Sharp has a diverse litigation practice and has worked across a variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, aviation, and engineering. His experience also includes roles in insolvency and restructuring situations, as well as corporate governance, internal investigations, and related issues, where he advises boards of directors facing corporate crises.

Greenwood focuses his practice on commercial disputes work involving litigation and arbitration in industries that include private equity, banking and financial services, insurance, property development, and shipping. He has worked on matters involving the London Court of International Arbitration, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the International Criminal Court, in addition to handling cases in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division in London.

Waldron has a broad international commercial disputes practice and regularly assists clients in disputes concerning the international oil, gas, and energy industries. He has experience in industrial and infrastructure projects; financial products including private equity, derivatives, and risk transfer; and general commercial disputes, such as supply agreements, sale agreements, and joint ventures.

They join a team of more than 600 litigators working from 20 offices around the world. The firm's deep bench of trial attorneys, armed with extensive skills in alternative dispute resolution and combined with its technology-savvy discovery teams, work to guard clients' short-term and long-term interests inside and outside of the courtroom. In one representative three-year period the firm litigated some 10,000 cases and took cases to trial in every major U.S. jurisdiction, as well as in the United Kingdom and Europe.  Morgan Lewis litigators serve a wide array of industries, including financial services, technology, life sciences, pharmaceutical, energy, retail, and healthcare.

The team's arrival also continues the growth of the firm's London office, which has recently added partners in a number of practice areas including Corporate, Energy, Immigration, Labour & Employment, and Private Investment Funds.