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Mishcon de Reya announces promotions on both sides of Atlantic

Mishcon de Reya has today announced its annual promotions and, for the first time, is delighted to be able to announce them on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the London office, litigator Derval Walsh has been promoted to Partner and Kate Higgins, the Firm's Head of Corporate Know-How, has been promoted to Legal Director.

Derval Walsh is a Solicitor Advocate, and deals with a broad range of contentious matters across banking and corporate sectors. He has experience of a number of major commercial and banking cases in English Courts, including the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Kate Higgins is a skilled and experienced knowledge manager, with responsibility for know-how, training and development in the Corporate Group. Prior to joining Mishcon de Reya in 2009 she spent over 15 years in City law firms - in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

All UK promotions will come into effect on 10 April 2011.

In addition, Mishcon de Reya New York LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of Vincent Filardo, Jr to Partner, effective 1 April 2011.

Vincent joined Mishcon de Reya in January 2010 from Sheppard Mullin, where he had worked for five years in the white collar and internal investigations group. Prior to this, he spent four years at White and Case specialising in commercial litigation and IP.

In London, Mishcon de Reya's Managing Partner, Kevin Gold commented: “It is a great pleasure to be able to announce promotions on both sides of the Atlantic this year. I would like to offer sincere congratulations to Derval, Kate and Vin, all of whom are very deserving of this recognition of their valued contribution.”