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Singles in the City: Goodwin and Covington promote one partner each in London

US firms Goodwin Procter and Covington & Burling have revealed this year’s partnership promotion figures with both firms promoting one each in London.

Goodwin announced private equity lawyer Gemma Roberts has been made up in its round of 15 promotions bringing the firm’s City partner headcount up to 12. Roberts has a particular focus on the middle market and corporate mergers and acquisitions, representing private equity and venture funds, management teams, corporates, financial institutions and entrepreneurs. Roberts joined Goodwin from Kirkland & Ellis in 2014.

The firm’s partner promotions were focused on Goodwin’s flagship Boston office with technology and life sciences lawyers Laurie Burlingame, Caitlin Murray, Qing Nian, Victoria Elman and Jared Fine; real estate lawyers Blake Liggio and Patrick Hurley; ERISA and executive compensation lawyer James Mattus; and white collar lawyer Abim Thomas.

New York saw two promoted to partner with IP lawyer Daniel Margolis and private equity lawyer Michael Andrescavage making the cut alongside two in Washington, finance lawyer Kyle Tayman and litigation lawyer Brian Burgess, and technology and life sciences lawyer Alessandra Simons in San Francisco.

Covington promoted a more modest 13 to partner with life sciences lawyer Brian Kelly bringing the firm’s London partnership headcount up to 23. Kelly focuses on EU food, drug and healthcare regulatory law, public and administrative proceedings, internal investigations, European Union law and product liability and safety.

Kelly joins lawyers nine promoted to partner in Washington. Corporate lawyer Sean Akins, IP lawyer Erica Andersen, media and data privacy lawyer Elizabeth Canter, real estate lawyer Heather Haberl, litigation lawyer Henry Liu, anti-corruption lawyer Jennifer Saperstein, employment lawyer William Woolston, public policy lawyer Roger Zakheim and litigation lawyer David Zionts. San Francisco based insurance litigator Gretchen Hoff Varner and New York’s compensation lawyer Jenna Wallace were also awarded partner status.