Mona Dajani has left Baker & McKenzie's banking and finance group, where she was a partner, to lead the global energy and infrastructure team at a rival law firm.

Her arrival at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in New York comes as the firm builds out its finance practice, including leveraged and acquisition finance.

“It was an opportunity to contribute to the growing project practice both domestically and internationally," Dajani tells PFR. "It's a cultural fit and a very inclusive and collaborative atmosphere. So it was a great, once in a lifetime opportunity.”

“Mona is an exceptional and industry leading lawyer who fits Pillsbury’s cultural mold perfectly and whose arrival will enhance the firm’s transactional and regulatory capabilities in the electric power, oil and gas, commodities and infrastructure sectors,” said Pillsbury's finance practice section leader Mark Lessard, in a statement. “Mona’s arrival, especially coming so close on the heels of the other notable finance hires we’ve made, represents another critical step in that ongoing process.”

During her eight years with Baker & McKenzie, Dajani split her time between the firm’s New York and Chicago offices, and was a member of the steering committee for the banking and finance group. She has previously worked at Kirkland & Ellis and Dentons.

In 2015, she was elected to the board of directors of the American Council of Renewable Energy.

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