Hausfeld grows commercial litigation offering with new Partner hire

Litigation boutique, Hausfeld, welcomes Lucy Pert as a commercial litigation partner in its London office. Lucy joins the firm from leading litigation funder, Harbour Litigation Funding. 

Lucy’s appointment takes the firm’s London resident partner headcount to 11 following the promotion of Lesley Hannah and Wessen Jazrawi to the Partnership in January. The firm now has over 30 lawyers in its London operation. 

Lucy has a broad range of commercial litigation experience with a focus on financial services, contentious restructuring and insolvency.

Before Harbour, Lucy was at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan where she represented a range of clients including, major banks, hedge funds and private equity houses. She has also worked across a range of industries including oil and gas, real estate and hospitality. 

Lucy is dual qualified as a US and UK lawyer and is a member of the New York bar.

Commenting on the announcement, Managing Partner Anthony Maton says:

“We are delighted to welcome Lucy to the firm. She will be a fantastic asset to our commercial litigation and banking & finance practices. Her experience as both a financial services litigator and litigation funder complements our experience in the market as the ‘go to’ firm for both funders and those businesses seeking to use funding.

“The firm has gone from strength to strength in the last few years and next year is our ten-year anniversary. As we reach this milestone, we are broadening our platform and establishing ourselves as a full-service litigation law firm. We will continue to grow the practice in the future through both organic growth and lateral hires.”

Lucy adds:

"I am excited about becoming part of the Hausfeld team who have been building an impressive commercial litigation offering to complement their well-established competition practice. It is a really exciting time to be joining: the team are already working on a number of interesting and innovative matters and I look forward to being involved in the continuing growth of the practice.”