Greater China /
East Asia practice

Lippman Jungers is a preeminent legal recruiting firm in the Greater China and East Asia legal placement market. When the most highly respected and prominent international firms need assistance in finding top partners for their firms in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, South Korea and other parts of East Asia, they turn to Lippman Jungers. Sabina Lippman, who has worked in the market since 2007, together with Jeffrey Conta, who devotes his practice to the region, have successfully worked with firms and candidates to facilitate some of the most recognized office openings, group and candidate placements.

We work closely with law firm leaders and office heads to assess the needs of the client and match them with top candidates. We have assisted firms including: Ropes & Gray; Mayer Brown; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Sidley Austin; McDermott Will & Emery; Morrison Foerster; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Latham & Watkins; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Squire Patton Boggs; and Winston & Strawn.

"Jeffrey provided me with thoughtful and helpful advice."

Li Hua
Squire Patton Boggs

" I am honored and lucky to have worked with Jeffrey Conta who is an outstanding legal recruiter, professional, patient and incredibly responsible. Jeffrey has a profound and remarkable understanding of the trends, pressures, and issues that are driving the significant changes in the current Chinese legal market, he spent significant time necessary to get to know me and to understand my personal priorities and then translated that knowledge into finding a great fit for me. Jeffrey provided me with thoughtful and helpful advice. He recognized the importance of the process and invested many hours working with me. Through his efforts I was able find a great fit with a strong and compatible law firm. "

"Sabina Lippman is an outstanding legal recruiter."

James Zimmerman
Managing Partner
Sheppard Mullin's Beijing Office

" Sabina has a strong understanding and appreciation for the China and Asia markets, and plays a vital role in bringing talent together with strong and compatible law firms. She brings the right people together to facilitate growth and opportunities, not just for local teams but in an integrated global fashion for larger firms. She is accessible at seemingly all hours. "

Some of the prominent office openings and placements made by our recruiters include:

  • Manoj Bhargava, a capital markets partner, together with counsel Ankit Kashyap and two associates, joins Sidley Austin in Singapore from Jones Day.
  • Michelle Ya-Ying Gon, a compliance and regulatory partner, to McDermott, Will & Emery in Shanghai, from Baker & McKenzie.
  • Opening of Sheppard Mullin's Beijing office, headed up by Jim Zimmerman, from Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs).
  • Opening of Winston & Strawn's Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices with a group joining from Heller Ehrman, including with David Hall-Jones, Simon Luk and Michael Phillips.
  • Johneth Park, a capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions partner, to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's Seoul office from Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett.
  • Andy Dale, an anti-corruption, internal investigations and complex litigation partner, to Ropes & Gray's Hong Kong office from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
  • Li Hua, a competition and antitrust partner, to Squire Patton Boggs' Beijing office from Gide Loyrette Nouel.
  • Brad Roach, an energy and projects partner, to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Singapore office from Hogan Lovells.
  • Victoria Lloyd, a capital markets partner, to Ropes & Gray's Hong Kong office from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
  • Scott Palmer, an IP partner, to Sheppard Mullin's Beijing office, from Baker McKenzie.
  • Don Williams, a private equity, venture capital, securities and M& A partner, to Sheppard Mullin's Shanghai office, from Wilson Sonsini.
  • Harris Gao, who focuses on intellectual property and litigation, to Sheppard Mullin's Shanghai office from Morrison & Foerster.
  • Henry Wang, a domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and joint ventures partner, to Mayer Brown's Beijing office, from Dechert.
  • Simon Cheong, a cross-border M& A and financing partner, to Sheppard Mullin's Beijing office from Zhong Lun Law Firm.
  • Tony Jacobsen, a capital markets partner, to Sidley Austin's Shanghai office from Baker & McKenzie.
  • Roger Peng, a M& A, private equity, venture capital and commercial transactions partner, to Paul Hastings' Beijing office from Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells).
  • Adrian Yip, a complex litigation partner, to Winston & Strawn's Hong Kong office from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
  • Todd Bissett, a private equity, venture capital and M& A partner, to Sheppard Mullin's Shanghai office from O'Melveny & Myers.
  • Joseph Chan, a cross-border corporate partner, to Sidley Austin's Shanghai office from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
  • Darren Fitzgerald, a disputes partner, to Salans LLP (now Dentons) from Bird & Bird.