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May 31, 2011 2:22 PM

Fried Frank Snags Top Gibson Dunn Partner in D.C.

Posted by Brian Baxter

Christopher Bellini, the cochair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's financial institutions practice, has left the firm for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Fried Frank announced on Tuesday the lateral hire of Bellini, who will be based in Washington, D.C. Bellini's practice focuses on advising banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of issues, such as M&A and strategic investments, new legislation and regulatory hurdles, and government investigations and enforcement actions.

Bellini, an Georgetown University Law Center adjunct professor who teaches international banking law, was not immediately available for comment on his move to Fried Frank.

In a statement announcing his hire, Fried Frank corporate group chair Robert Schwenkel said that Bellini will help the firm's clients navigate regulatory reforms prompted by last year's passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

"Chris will be a tremendous resource to our global financial services clients as they contend with ongoing changes in the regulatory landscape," Schwenkel said.

According to the most recent Am Law 100 financial data, Fried Frank saw its gross revenue increase by 11.1 percent in 2010, to $471.5 million. Profits per partner at the 485-lawyer firm jumped by 27.7 percent, to $1.59 million. Gibson Dunn, meanwhile, saw gross revenue increase by 6.8 percent, to $1.06 billion; profits per partner at the 1,030-lawyer firm increased by 20.7 percent, to $2.3 million.

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