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New Year, new job: Hogan Lovells boosts global partnership by 29 in latest promotion round

Hogan Lovells has increased the number promoted to partnership this year to 29, of which 11 made the cut in its City office.

Effective since 1 January, the promotions are spread throughout multiple practice areas, including disputes (7), corporate (7), finance (5), government regulatory (5), and intellectual property (5) – equating to 13 promotions in Europe across Frankfurt, London and Paris; 15 in the US across Denver, Houston, New York, and Washington DC; and one in Asia in Beijing.

In addition to the 29 new partners, 38 new appointments to the role of counsel, consultant or of counsel have been made.The promotions represent a modest rise in comparison to last year when the 800-partner law firm promoted 24 to partner, of which five were in London.

This year is set to be a period of governance change for the Anglo-American giant as the firm streamlines its dual US-UK leadership model in favour of a single CEO role. As reported by Legal Business in early December, joint chief executives David Harris and Warren Gorrell are due to stand down in June 2014, with Harris retiring and Gorrell returning to full-time fee-earning, while Washington DC-based partner Stephen Immelt has been chosen to take the reins as sole CEO. London-based partner David Hudd will become deputy CEO.

On the promotions, Harris and Gorrell (pictured), said in a joint statement that the firm’s ‘continued commitment to retaining the best talent in the legal sector is evident in these 2014 promotions. These individuals represent the quality, breadth, and depth of [the firm] around the world and demonstrate our ongoing investment in our business. We congratulate all those who were promoted and wish them every success in the future’.

The transatlantic firm is one of the first to announce its promotions since the New Year, while US litigation leader Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan made the largest number of partner promotions in its history in mid-December with the creation of 13 new partners. Elsewhere, Sidley Austin, Bingham McCutchen and Dechert all announced a decrease in associates to be made up to partner.


Hogan Lovells partner promotions in full:

Richard Basuk — corporate (tax), New York

Charles Brasted — government regulatory, London

Mark Brennan — government regulatory, Washington, DC

Markus Burgstaller — international arbitration, London

Oliver Chamberlain — corporate, London

Emma Clarke — finance, London

Aaron Crane — litigation, Houston

Julian Fischer — finance, Frankfurt

Stephen Giordano — corporate, Washington, DC

Julianne Hughes-Jennett — international arbitration, London

Christopher Hutton — government regulatory, London

Anna Kurian Shaw — intellectual property, DC

Richard Lewis — litigation, London

Andrew Lillie — litigation, Denver

Derek Meilman — corporate, New York

Leigh Oliver — government regulatory, Washington, DC

Dominic Perella — litigation, Washington, DC

Randy Prebula — government regulatory, Washington, DC

Evans Rice — litigation, Washington, DC

Jo Robinson — finance, London

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard — intellectual property, Paris

Oscar Stephens — finance, New York

Michael Thomas — corporate, London

Chalyse Thomas-Robinson — finance, Denver

David Toy — intellectual property, Denver

Srecko Vidmar — intellectual property, Denver

Charlie Winckworth — intellectual property, London

Keith Woodhouse — corporate, London

Liang Xu — corporate, Beijing