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HDY group head joins global firm

HDY group head joins global firm

Jason Opperman Henry Davis York K&L Gates

A senior Henry Davis York partner in line for the firm’s top job has joined K&L Gates.

Jason Opperman (pictured) has been appointed as a partner in the global firm’s finance practice in Sydney. He was previously the head of HDY’s banking, restructuring and insolvency practice.

In August, Mr Opperman was one of the candidates considered as a potential replacement for Sharon Cook, who resigned as HDY’s managing partner last year. However, he lost out to Michael Greene, the head of the firm’s government practice, who took the helm at the start of 2015.

Mr Opperman acts for banks and financial institutions in insolvency, securities enforcement, fraud and debt recovery matters.

HDY has suffered a handful of partner defections over the past year, including financial services partner Anne MacNamara, who joined Holding Redlich in November. The firm also lost real estate partner Justin Madden in June along with long-serving corporate partner James Lonie and two senior associates.


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