Steve Cooke
Steve Cooke

Brunswick Group has hired Steve Cooke, senior partner at Slaughter and May, London-based multinational law firm, as a partner. He will join the “critical issues” firm on May 1.

Cooke has been at S&M for more than 40 years and headed its mergers & acquisitions unit from 2001 to 2016.

He has handled clients such as ARM, Cadbury, Centrica, Diageo, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, British Airways/International Airlines Group, Reckitt Benckiser, Rolls-Royce, Shire Walt Disney Company.

Cooke has worked with Brunswick since it launched in London in 1987. In his new post, he will counsel clients on M&A, crisis, disputes and litigation.

Cooke is the author of “Takeovers,” “The Morning of Our Lives,” and “Journey Without Maps.”

He also has composed and performed music in more than 60 films and TV series, including “The Queen’s Green Planet,” “Land of Hope and Glory,” and “Chosen.”