Eversheds makes progress on women partners target with 40% female promotions round

New Eversheds Sutherland partners Marta Gadomska-Golab and Helen Westman

Eversheds Sutherland has made up 20 lawyers to partner across its international arm, which encompasses the legacy Eversheds business outside of the US.

The bulk of the appointments have been made across the firm’s UK offices, including four in London.

The City quartet are litigators Julia Neal and Greg Falkof and company commercial lawyers Alexander Mehdevy and Richard Kyle.

Seven other lawyers have been made up across the firm’s bases in Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Dublin, while the other nine include five in continental Europe, two in the firm’s Middle East offices in Dubai and Riyadh, one in Johannesburg and one in Hong Kong,

Women make up 40% of the new partner class, with eight female lawyers promoted. Eversheds recently stated its commitment to improving female partner representation among its international ranks, with a new target of 30% unveiled earlier this year. Before the new female additions, the firm’s offices outside of the US currently have a 25.5% female partnership.

Broken down by practice, company commercial has received the bulk of the new partners, with 11 lawyers made up.

Last year the firm also made up 20 partners, although just one was based in London.

Eversheds Sutherland International CEO Lee Ranson said: “Each of our new partners and legal directors has demonstrated outstanding technical ability in their specialist areas of law, a strong reputation within their teams and a dynamic approach to developing their client base and wider practice teams.

“All these attributes support our service excellence, common culture and smart growth ambitions. Additionally, the breadth of geographies represented by our newly-promoted colleagues reinforces our global coverage goals.”

The firm has also promoted eight lawyers and one employee to legal director.

The firm’s US arm, which operates to a calendar financial year, announced its most recent partner promotions in late December, with 17 lawyers made up, of which 29% were women.

Eversheds Sutherland partner promotions 2018 in full

  • Anmar Al Gharifi, company commercial, Riyadh
  • Gareth Ashfield, real estate, Cardiff
  • Nicola Brookes, company commercial, Manchester
  • Greg Falkof, litigation, London
  • Marta Gadomska-Golab, company commercial, Warsaw
  • Simon Harris, real estate, Leeds
  • Holger Holle, company commercial, Munich
  • Aleksandra Kunkiel-Krynska, company commercial, Warsaw
  • Richard Kyle, company commercial, London
  • Lucas Lustermans, company commercial, Rotterdam
  • Shalagh Massingham, litigation, Dubai
  • Alexander Mehdevy, company commercial, London
  • David Milne, company commercial, Leeds
  • Julia Neal, litigation, London
  • Terry O’Malley, real estate, Dublin
  • Marie O’Riordan, real estate, Dublin
  • Gabriele Pignatti Morano, company commercial, Milan
  • Mark Pipkin, human resources, Nottingham
  • Helen Westman, litigation, Johannesburg
  • Amy Yu, company commercial, Hong Kong