Drinker Biddle & Reath has hired attorney Peter Gennuso to its New York office as a partner.

Gennuso joined Drinker Biddle's corporate and securities group from Thompson Hine. 

He focuses on corporate finance and securities deals, frequently for emerging growth or early stage companies. 

Speaking about the move, Gennuso said that, "Drinker Biddle's platform is more suitable to my practice and where I want it to go."

He pointed to the firm's presence in key markets across the US as a crucial consideration, in particular Drinker Biddle's California offices. 

"California is one area that I really want to focus on," Gennuso said, noting that although it can be a difficult market to break into, his new firm seemed to provide him with that opportunity. 

"Ultimately, Drinker Biddle is an excellent firm with a great brand, that's what it boils down to," Gennuso continued about the move. "I want to take my practice to the next level while at the same time helping to expand that brand."