RollOnFriday has been told that Squire Patton Boggs is replacing the head of its London office with an American.
An insider says that Robert Weekes will be handing over the reins to Stephen Mahon, who is currently in Cincinnati. Apparently only the firm's partners have been told so far, and many of them are less than delighted. Weekes has been behind the mast for a decade and is very highly regarded. Mahon is currently the firm's "Global Managing Partner, Clients And Strategy" and, our source says, best mates with the firm's Chairman, Mark Reulhmann. And it presumably helps that he looks all-American.
Squires's offices were recently raided by the FBI in connection with Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, who camped out there and was paid $500,000 by the firm. Unkind commentators might suggest that it should be getting its house in order in the States before messing about with London...
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