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Orrick reports bumper promotions including one in London and more women than men

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has become the latest US firm to announce its partner promotion round making up just one in London from a total of 19.

In the City counsel Andrew Denye was made a partner in the real estate group. Having joined in 2011, Denye’s practice has focused on development and operational renewable energy projects, retail and mixed-use schemes, investment acquisitions and disposals and management redevelopment and financing of shopping centres.

The round is the firm’s largest class since 2007, having grown promotions steadily in the last three years, and is the first in Orrick’s history to make up more females then men with ten women (52%) making the ranks this year. The bumper female promotion round follows Latham & Watkins improving the number of female partner promotions to 48%, up from 16% the year prior.

Orrick’s litigation practice had the largest intake with seven new partners, including two IP litigators, three employment, and one partner in the firm’s securities litigation and white collar team.

The firm also made up five new finance partners, four energy and infrastructure partners, and three tech-focused corporate partners.

Nearly 80% or 15 of the total round have been made up in the US in seven different offices. The remainder of associates were made up in London, Paris, Düsseldorf and Tokyo.

In 2015 and 2014 the firm made up 16 and 15 lawyers to the partnership respectively.

While Orrick only promoted only one in the City, Reed Smith in January focused on London in its 24-strong round with six in the City, while Morrison Foerster promoted just one in London in a round of 12.

The appointments were effective from January 1.

Orrick’s new partners are:

Christopher Gladbach, Energy & Infrastructure, Washington DC

Rohit Sachdev, Energy & Infrastructure, San Francisco

Kristin Seeger, Energy & Infrastructure, San Francisco

Minako Wakabayashi, Energy & Infrastructure, Tokyo

Stephen Ashley, Capital Markets, New York

Augie Rakow, Corporate, Silicon Valley

Christian Schröder, Cybersecurity & Data, Privacy, Düsseldorf

Devin Brennan, Public Finance, San Francisco

Dustin Calkins, Real Estate, San Francisco

Andrew Denye, Real Estate, London

Sarah Rackoff, Public Finance, New York

Nicole Walsh, Real Estate, Los Angeles

Lauri Damrell, Employment Litigation, Sacramento

Renee Phillips, Employment Litigation, New York

Julia Riechert, Employment Litigation, Silicon Valley

Marine Lallemand, Commercial Litigation, Paris

Travis Jensen, IP, Silicon Valley

Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, IP, Orange County

Lily Becker, Securities Litigation & White Collar, San Francisco