Hogan Lovells has today (5 January) become one of the first LB100 firms to announce its New Year promotions with 24 associates made up to partner, including five in London within the finance, disputes and corporate practices.
Effective since 1 January 2015, those promoted includes nine in corporate, six in the litigation, arbitration and employment group, five in government regulatory, two in finance, and two in IP. Of these, 12 promotions were made across the firm’s US and Latin America offices including Denver, Mexico City, Miami, and Washington DC; while ten were promoted in Europe including its Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris offices; and a final two in its Hong Kong office.
In addition to the new partners, 41 new appointments to the role of counsel, of counsel and consultant have also been made. Last year, Hogans promoted 29 lawyers into the partnership with 11 in the City making the cut.
Chief executive Steve Immelt said: ‘Nurturing and promoting the excellent talent that we have within the business at Hogan Lovells is central to our strategy of providing the best service and the best talent in the legal sector to our clients.’
Before Christmas, US firms Sidley Austin and Dechert also gave a boost to associates in London, with 25% of Dechert’s 11-strong round making the grade in the City while Sidley Austin elected two to partner as part of its 32-lawyer list.
Alex Bahn – corporate (transactional), Washington DC
Lauren Bellerjeau – corporate (transactional), Washington DC
Shalini Bhuchar – finance (banking), London
Whiston Bristow – LAE (litigation), London
Robert Darwin – corporate (transactional), London
Christian Di Mauro – LAE (litigation), Milan
Bill Ferreira – government regulatory (government contracts), Washington DC
Miriam Gundt – IPMT, Dusseldorf
Jim Johnson – government regulatory (FDA/Pharma), Washington DC
Bruno Knadjian – corporate (tax), Paris
Mark Kurtenbach – corporate (transactional), Denver
Scott Loughlin – government regulatory (Privacy and Information Management), Washington DC
Rebecca Mandel – LAE (litigation), Washington DC
Sian Owles – corporate (transactional), London
Maria Ramirez – LAE (international arbitration), Miami
Nicholas Roberts – corporate (real estate), London
Brenda Rogel – government regulatory (environmental), Mexico City
Amy Roma – government regulatory (energy), Washington DC
Tony Ryan – corporate (real estate), Denver
Erica Songer – LAE (litigation), Washington DC
Stuart Tait – finance (BRI), Hong Kong
Nelson Tang – corporate (transactional), Hong Kong
Ruud van der Velden – IPMT, Amsterdam
Tim Wybitul – LAE (employment), Frankfurt