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Brown Rudnick Expands Litigation Practice in London With Addition of Robin Pickworth

Brown Rudnick Expands Litigation Practice in London With Addition of Robin Pickworth


International law firm Brown Rudnick today announced the appointment of Robin Pickworth as a partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group in London

Pickworth joins from Armstrong Teasdale, where he was head of the UK Civil Fraud practice. He brings extensive experience in high-value, high-stakes international fraud and private client disputes across a range of industries from natural resources and healthcare to art and financial services, across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Pickworth’s recent experience includes obtaining urgent injunctions to restrain and recover assets arising out of the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently acting in the Mozambique tuna bond matter.

Steve Wasserman, managing director of Brown Rudnick’s Dispute Resolution & Restructuring Department, said: “We are delighted to welcome Robin to Brown Rudnick. Global litigation is one of our core practices, and Robin’s deep experience across such a diverse range of sectors and jurisdictions covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa will ensure that Brown Rudnick continues to be the go-to firm for high-value, complex disputes. Robin’s addition to the team aligns with our strategic expansion plans as we continue to grow our London office as a European hub, and we look forward to working with Robin to build on our strong track record in litigation and arbitration.”

Neill Shrimpton and Jane Colston, co-practice group leaders of Brown Rudnick’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice in London, said: “As London continues to be the destination of choice for high-value and high-stakes disputes, we are thrilled to welcome Robin to our talented and busy London disputes team. His reputation as a highly skilled litigator as well as his breadth of experience on matters involving high-net worth individuals, governments, corporates and investors make him an important addition to Brown Rudnick and we look forward to collaborating with him to deliver successful results for clients.”

Robin Pickworth, partner at Brown Rudnick, said: “Brown Rudnick’s reputation in commercial litigation and fraud is outstanding and I am excited to be joining this formidable team that has advised on some of the most complex and high-profile matters in London. The litigation landscape continues to evolve, with new challenges such as crypto fraud arising and Brown Rudnick’s agility and willingness to embrace these developments is inspiring.

My practice touches a wide range of industries, so Brown Rudnick’s collegiate culture is very attractive. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues right across the firm and having the opportunity to build my practice in different directions.”

Pickworth joins a number of key strategic hires made by the Brown Rudnick in the past year, as the Firm continues to build its London office, focusing on strategic areas where it is a market leader. In addition to global litigation, the Firm also excels in technology, life sciences, brand and reputation management and crisis management, which includes restructuring, investigations and special situations.

Recent hires in London include Charlotte Harris as lead European partner in the Brand and Reputation Management practice in June 2023; Paul Doris as Energy Transition partner in December 2022; David Knight as a transatlantic IP partner in November 2022; and James Douglass as co-chair of the Firm’s Energy Transition practice in July 2022.

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Pickworth served as a partner at Kerman & Co. in London. He joined Armstrong Teasdale in early 2021 when the firms combined. The Legal 500 has ranked Pickworth as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in Commercial Litigation for three years. He holds a law degree from the University of Bristol.