gunnercooke begins US expansion with launch of New York office

November 1, 2022

gunnercooke has announced the launch of its first US office as part of its ambitious international growth strategy.

The opening of the multinational organisation’s New York office follows its successful 2021 launch in Germany and will be spearheaded by US Chair and New York Managing Partner Noreen Weiss.

Weiss joins gunnercooke with over 25 years’ experience gained at international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Home Box Office (HBO), and as a founder of boutique corporate and commercial firm MacDonald Weiss PLLC.   

Her expertise spans corporate, M&A, securities and commercial law, with specialisms in cross border expansion and transactions, capital formation, and the evolving law around cutting-edge technology.

With over 360 senior lawyers, including 300 partners across 12 offices in the UK, Europe and the US, gunnercooke specialises in corporate and commercial legal services, delivering to over 25,000 businesses and individuals. Their US expansion follows a strong period of success for the firm, which saw revenues increase 50 per cent over the last financial year.

Darryl Cooke, Co-Founder of gunnercooke, commented: “We have always had global growth ambitions, and we feel the time is right to bring our innovative model, progressive culture and flexible way of working to the largest legal market in the world.

“With our Partners already acting for large US headquartered global household names it made perfect sense to formalise our intent further with a physical presence in New York.

“Our diverse and high-quality talent rivals that of magic circle law firms and the Big Four’s legal ventures and we’re delighted that Noreen will be spearheading this movement into this territory.”

Noreen Weiss, Chair-US & Managing Partner-NY, added: gunnercooke is one of the fastest growing multi-jurisdictional law firms and I’m excited to launch the New York office which is the firm’s entry point to North America.

“gunnercooke’s model not only challenges, improves and evolves the way legal services are delivered, but also offers lawyers the freedom and flexibility to build their own businesses and design their lives as they wish.

“We seek to inspire the best legal talent to join us and realise both their personal and professional ambitions on their terms.”

All gunnercooke partners have significant practice experience, most with 10 or more years, and the majority have spent time in business or in house, learning commerciality first-hand. The business has an ambitious growth strategy, seeking to recruit highly experienced, quality lawyers from leading firms and in-house counsel.

If you are interested in joining gunnercooke US get in touch with us at [email protected]