International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP is pleased to announce today that it has appointed Louisa Watt as a partner in its London office.

Louisa will be joining from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where she held the position of partner and Head of Loan Portfolios, Claims and Debt Trading.  In 2017, Louisa led a team which was responsible for over EUR15 billion of loan trading and litigation funding transactions.

Recognised as a leading authority on secondary loan trading in distressed situations, Louisa has extensive experience in the creation of bespoke documentation for complex cross-border loan transactions, portfolios and litigation funding.

Neil Micklethwaite, managing partner of the Brown Rudnick London office, said: “Louisa’s background and excellent track record will significantly enhance and strengthen the Brown Rudnick team. As the firm continues to grow, Louisa’s hire is an endorsement of our strategy and our desire to attract the best people who can add real value to our clients and their businesses.”

“We believe that the appointment of Louisa represents a game-changing moment in the firm’s development – elevating our proposition still further.”

Louisa will co-lead Brown Rudnick’s European Finance and Special Situations practice alongside partner, Tuvi Keinan. The practice advises an array of clients including funds, financial institutions and family offices. She will also work alongside Steve Wasserman in heading up the firm’s Distressed Debt and Claims Trading practice group.

Louisa Watt said: “By joining Brown Rudnick, clients will be able to access a strong cross-practice platform and a law firm whose reach is truly international in nature. By combining our experience and knowledge with Brown Rudnick’s expertise and its leading funds advisory work, the practice will offer a compelling service to clients matched by few others.”

“I am pleased to be joining Brown Rudnick and to be working alongside the incredible team of talented lawyers and partners they have assembled.”


About Brown Rudnick LLP 

Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The Firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 70 years ago, Brown Rudnick has more than 250 lawyers and government relations professionals providing advice and services across key areas of  the law. Beyond the United States, the Firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, the Firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts.