Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has promoted nine new partners across the firm, including three in London, while fellow Wall Street elite firm Sullivan & Cromwell has only promoted in the US in its latest round.
Carol Daniel, who is one of the new Simpson Thacher partners promoted in the London office, has experience working for private equity sponsors, issuers and underwriters on their high yield bond offerings, restructurings, initial public offerings and other corporate finance transactions, as well as representing corporations and private equity sponsors in a variety of leveraged buyouts transactions and general corporate and securities law matters.
The firm also made up Wheatly MacNamara, who is a member of the firm’s real estate department and focuses on private equity real estate acquisitions.
Private funds practitioner Seema Shah is the third lawyer in the City who was made up to partner. Shah’s focus is in the sponsoring and operation of private investments funds.
Simpson also made up six partners in New York across a variety of practice areas including capital markets, litigation, banking, derivatives and M&A.
Sullivan & Cromwell has also carried out a round of internal promotions, although all of these have been made in the US. The firm made up six partners: five in New York and one in Washington DC. The majority of the New York-based lawyers work across the firm’s corporate practice. .
In Washington DC Kathleen McArthur’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, regulatory enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. McArthur has represented companies in a variety of inquiries by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Justice, as well as in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation and other commercial disputes.
All partnership promotions are effective 1 January 2016.
The full list of partner promotions is as follows:
David Azarkh, capital markets, New York
Carol Daniel, capital markets, London
Susannah Geltman, litigation, New York
Brian Gluck, banking, New York
Jonathan Lindabury, derivatives, New York
Wheatly MacNamara, real estate, London
Seema Shah, funds, London
Sebastian Tiller, M&A, New York
Jessica Tuchinsky, banking, New York
Sullivan & Cromwell
Ari Blaut, corporate, New York
Heather Coleman, corporate, New York
Scott Crofton, corporate, New York
Joseph Hearn, corporate, New York
Kathleen McArthur, litigation, Washington DC
Matthew Porpora, litigation, New York
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