Cleary Gottlieb Boosts Disputes Practice in London with New Partner

November 20, 2017

Cleary Gottlieb welcomes dispute resolution lawyer James Norris-Jones, who will join the firm as a partner based in the firm’s London office.

James comes to Cleary from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was made a partner in 2012. His practice focuses on commercial dispute resolution, including large-scale English High Court litigation and arbitration. He advises on banking, contractual, shareholder and joint venture disputes, claims for breach of directors’ duties, and cases involving fraud and insolvency. The Legal 500 UK describes James as “a quite superb lawyer.”

“James has developed an impressive practice and earned the respect of clients. He brings a wealth of experience and will be a fantastic addition to our team,” said Cleary disputes partner Jonathan Kelly.

Disputes partner Sunil Gadhia commented: “Cleary is recognized as one of the leading global firms in the area of disputes, regulatory enforcement and investigations. In London, we have been privileged to be instructed on some of the most sensitive and business-critical matters in the market, entrusted to us by leading banks, sovereigns and international corporates. James’ arrival reinforces our practice.”

“We are delighted to welcome James to our firm,” said Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Michael Gerstenzang. “He will add to our already formidable depth and breadth of talent in this important area of our international practice.”

James joins partners Sunil Gadhia, Jonathan Kelly, Christopher Moore, David Sabel and Romano Subiotto QC in the London litigation and arbitration practice.