Paul Hastings Further Advances Litigation Practice Growth in London

February 24, 2021

London, UK — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that preeminent commercial litigator Alex Leitch has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the Complex Litigation practice. He joins from Covington & Burling, where he was the co-chair of the London Dispute Resolution group. His arrival continues the strong growth of Paul Hastings’ global Litigation and Investigations practices, following the recent addition of Investigations and White Collar Defence partners Jonathan Pickworth and Jo Dimmock in London.

“Our clients face a range of complex litigation risks in today’s global business landscape—from commercial and industry-specific litigation to disputes driven by regulatory issues—and they require seasoned litigators to help protect their value,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “With his depth of experience and expertise across all of those areas, Alex is a strong addition to our UK and global Litigation practices.”

“Paul Hastings’ strong growth in London, across Europe and around the world continues to be remarkable, and I am very excited to be a part of it,” said Mr. Leitch. “I look forward to partnering with my new colleagues to further expand and enhance our global Litigation practice.”

Mr. Leitch has a proven record in handling complex, high-value and high-profile international disputes in the English High Court and beyond. He focuses on disputes arising from all significant commercial relationships, and has particular expertise in the financial services, technology, and life sciences sectors. Mr. Leitch was one of the first and youngest solicitors to qualify as a solicitor advocate, and regularly undertakes advocacy before the English High Court and other tribunals.

Paul Hastings’ Complex Litigation practice represents clients in a wide range of substantive commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts across the U.S., as well as in other dispute resolution forums throughout the world. The firm’s litigators have extensive trial experience and diverse industry knowledge.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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