In one of the largest global partnership promotion rounds, Kirkland & Ellis has made up eight of its London associates to partner in a round that saw 82 lawyers join the global partnership, including one promotion from of counsel to partner.
While London saw 10% of the firm’s total promotions, some 67% were made in the US with the largest in Chicago – the firm’s original hometown – which saw 25 associates move up the ranks, followed by 15 in Washington DC and 14 in New York.
The remainder were appointed in Beijing, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Shanghai.
While the firm does not tend to promote partners as equity members, the firm is known to make up associates earlier on in their careers and therefore has a large number of junior partners.
Last year’s round saw 80 lawyers promoted to the global partnership, six of which were made up from of counsel or counsel. Of the total, seven associates were made up in London, predominantly within corporate, followed by debt finance, private funds and tax.
This year has followed the same pattern with the eight City promotions comprising four in corporate, and one each in tax, intellectual property, restructuring and debt finance.
All partner promotions will go into effect on 1 October this year.
Full list of promotions below:
Emma Flett-Intellectual Property
Bryan Robson-Debt Finance
Paul Daniel Bond-Intellectual Property
Elizabeth Cutri-Intellectual Property
Eugene Goryunov-Intellectual Property
Shay-Ann Heiser Singh-Litigation
Daniel Lewis-Intellectual Property
Aaron Lorber-Intellectual Property
Simeon Papacostas-Intellectual Property
Ferlillia Roberson-Intellectual Property
Hari Santhanam-Intellectual Property
David Wolff-Real Estate
Erin Kolter-Intellectual Property
Christopher Lawless-Intellectual Property
Sharre Lotfollahi-Intellectual Property
Jared Bárcenas-Intellectual Property
Jon Carter-Intellectual Property
Suzi Sabogal-Executive Compensation
Leslie Schmidt-Intellectual Property
Jennifer Sheehan-Real Estate
Brian Lee-Intellectual Property
Akshay Deoras-Intellectual Property
Priya Purnachandra Pai-Corporate
Patricia Ring-Trusts and Estates
Marin Boney-Antitrust and Competition
Anders Fjellstedt-Intellectual Property
Ebony Sunala Johnson-Litigation
Jonathan Kidwell-Environmental Transactions
Sarah Hawkins Warren-Litigation