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Shearman & Sterling Elects Eight New Partners

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has elected eight counsel and associates to the partnership across its worldwide platform. Our new partners represent seven practices and are based in three of the firm’s offices—London, New York and Washington, D.C.—and in the capital markets, compensation, governance & ERISA, international arbitration, funds, finance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions,…

Ashurst boosts intellectual property offering with new partner hire

International law firm Ashurst has boosted its market-leading intellectual property team with the appointment of Nina Fitzgerald as a partner in its intellectual property practice in Sydney. – Nina’s particular area of focus is patent litigation but she has also acted in a range of intellectual property law matters including in the trade mark, copyright,…

Weil Elects 11 New Partners and 10 New Counsel

International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that it has elected 11 new partners and 10 new counsel, effective January 1, 2019. – “I am very pleased to announce this group of diverse and talented lawyers who make up our new partner and counsel class,” said Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “They practice…

J. Eric Holland joins Reed Smith, boosts firm’s finance capabilities in Houston

Global law firm Reed Smith has made a significant addition to its finance practice, appointing J. Eric Holland to partner in its Financial Industry Group in Houston. Eric joins from Bracewell, and will play a key role in the growth of Reed Smith’s lending and energy finance capabilities. – Eric’s practice focuses on representing investment…

Ince & Co augments marine insurance offering with double partner promotion

International law firm Ince & Co LLP is delighted to announce that it has promoted Carrie Radford and Elle Young to the partnership, effective 1 November 2018. As part of their promotion they will co-lead Ince & Co’s marine insurance practice in London, an area of specialism for both Carrie and Elle. – Carrie provides…

Norton Rose Fulbright global head of transport appointed chair of Maritime UK

Harry Theochari, global head of transport at Norton Rose Fulbright, has been appointed chair of Maritime UK. He will take on this role on December 1, 2018, in addition to his work at the global law firm. – Maritime UK (MUK) brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries – a…

Tilman Kuhn Joins White & Case as a Partner in Düsseldorf

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Antitrust/Competition practice with the addition of Tilman Kuhn as a new partner in Düsseldorf. – “We are delighted to have such a talented versatile lawyer as Tilman join us; he brings an impressive track record advising clients globally on a broad range of projects…

Rupa Briggs Joins White & Case as a Partner in New York

Global law firm White & Case LLP continues to expand its Global Capital Markets Practice with the arrival of Rupa Briggs as a partner in New York. – “Rupa’s strong background advising issuers and underwriters in equity capital markets transactions will further add to the strength and depth of our Capital Markets practice,” said Stuart…

Michele Haydel Gehrke and Anne Cherry Barnett Join Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment Practice in San Francisco

Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the addition of two partners from Polsinelli to its Labor & Employment practice in San Francisco. Michele Haydel Gehrke was formerly chair of Polsinelli’s Traditional Labor Relations Practice. She maintains a dual-practice focus on labor and employment matters on behalf of management. Anne Cherry Barnett ‘s practice focuses…

Commercial disputes lawyer Mahmoud Awad and senior consultant Waseem Khokhar join Reed Smith, bolstering firm’s Middle East presence

In a move that reflects the firm’s continued investment into the Middle East, global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Mahmoud Awad will be joining the firm as a partner in its Commercial Disputes (EME) Group. Mahmoud will be based in the firm’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices. – Related Professionals: M. Tamara Box…