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Ropes & Gray promotes two new London partners in global round of 17

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.

Ropes & Gray’s partnership promotion round follows that of Latham & Watkins, White & Case and Cleary Gottieb

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