Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 3:59 PMUpdated: May 25, 2023, 8:55 PM

Dentons US Chair Haidet Steps Down for Role at Bryan Cave (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Dentons US chairman Jeff Haidet has left and is now a partner with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Atlanta.

Haidet left Dentons May 19, firm spokeswoman Astrid Egerton-Vernon said. The Atlanta-based corporate law partner had stepped down from the firm’s global board Feb. 1, she said.

Haidet is part of Bryan Cave’s corporate and finance transactions department, according to his Bryan Cave web page. He focuses on commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and industry consolidations, according to the web page.

The departure came after Dentons global chairman Joe Andrew stepped down from his post in March, though he remains with the firm as a partner.

Haidet took the Dentons US chairman post after that firm’s merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge in 2015. He could not be immediately reached for comment.

Bryan Cave in a statement confirmed Haidet’s arrival and said “we are unable to provide any additional information at this time.”

Haidet has represented clients in a number of industries, including tech, retail and consumer products, and health care, according to his Bryan Cave page.

Bryan Cave on Thursday announced it had laid off almost 50 legal secretaries and other administrative staff. Other Big Law firms like Dechert, Cooley, and Kirkland & Ellis have also announced lawyer or staff layoffs in recent weeks.

There are no other leadership changes at Dentons to report, Egerton-Vernon said. Sonia Martin is chief executive officer of Dentons US and Toby McClamroch is managing partner of Dentons’ US Region.

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