Having been increasingly focused on growing its City offering through lateral hires and expanding into new practice areas, Boston-based Ropes & Gray has promoted just two associates or 12% to its City partnership ranks from a reduced global round of 17.
This is fewer than last year when the firm made up four City lawyers from a total of 20. But this year, associates Robert Haak, who focuses on corporate and financing transactions, specialising in high-yield debt offerings and acquisition finance and general corporate lending lawyer Benoit Lavigne, have made the cut.
The rest of the promotions were made in five other offices, including Hong Kong and Tokyo, across litigation, tax, finance, labour & employment and other areas.
From the total round, over half (nine) were female. The firm also announced a new principal in the its benefits consulting group and four counsel roles.
The promotions were effective from November 1.
The new partners are:
Megan Bisk – employment, Boston
Thomas Brown – litigation, New York
Sarah Clinton, investment management, Boston
Jennifer Ewing – private client, Boston
Pamela Glazier – tax, Boston
Adam Greenwood – tax, New York
Kathleen Saunders Gregor – tax, Boston
Robert Haak – finance, London
Benoit Lavigne – finance, London
Matt McGinnis – litigation, Boston
Anne Johnson Palmer – litigation, San Francisco
Sarah Schaffer Raux – special situations, Boston
Jennifer Rikoski, benefits, Boston
Jason Serlenga – private equity, Boston
Kaede Toh – government enforcement, Tokyo
Dan Ward – litigation, Boston
Peng Yu – private equity, Hong Kong