Cooley has added a partner to its global private equity practice in New York.

Pat Flanagan joins the firm from Shearman & Sterling.

Flanagan specialises in acquisition financings, second lien financings, mezzanine financings, recapitalisations and asset-backed facilities.

Flanagan's arrival comes amid a number of recent private equity partner moves, including one at Cooley's Los Angeles office less than two weeks ago.