Hogan Lovells makes up London trio in smallest City promotions round since 2010 merger


Hogan Lovells has made up three London lawyers in this year’s partnership round, the lowest City promotions total since the firm’s 2010 transatlantic merger.

Finance lawyers Tarek Eltumi and Richard Goss have been made up to partner in the firm’s London office alongside litigator Nathan Searle.

The UK-US firm promoted five partners in London in both 2016 and 2015, after making up 11 City lawyers in 2014. Seven, eight and five London lawyers were promoted in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.

However, on a global level, partner promotions have increased this year, with 29 lawyers made up in the firm’s offices around the world – five more than in the preceding two years.

The firm’s US offices saw the bulk of the new appointments, with 18 partners made up across Denver, Miami, New York, Northern Virginia and Washington DC. One partner was made up in the firm’s Shanghai office and one in Mexico City.

In continental Europe, six lawyers were added to the partnership, spread across Duesseldorf, Munich and Paris.

The number of women promoted to partner increased compared to last year. Eight women were elected to the partnership this year, up from seven in 2016.

The firm’s corporate and litigation and arbitration practices saw the largest number of partners appointed, with eight joining each practice. Meanwhile, five promotions were made in both the government regulatory and finance practices and three in intellectual property.

In addition to the 29 new partners, 37 lawyers have been promoted to the role of counsel.

In other promotions news, US firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has elected ten new partners, including one in London. Tax lawyer Sophie Donnithorne-Tait has been made up to partner at the US firm’s City office.

Elsewhere, fellow US firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has made up London-based international arbitration lawyer Charlie Caher to its City partnership.

Hogan Lovells 2017 partner promotions in full

Justin Bernick – Government Regulatory, Washington DC Adam Brown – Corporate, Northern Virginia Roberta Chang – Corporate, Shanghai Bret Cohen – Government Regulatory, Washington DC David Crandall – Corporate, Denver Tarek Eltumi – Finance, London Richard Goss – Finance, London Lillian Hardy – Litigation and Arbitration, Washington DC Jennifer Agraz Henderson – Government Regulatory, Washington DC Theresa House – Litigation and Arbitration, New York Peter Huber – Corporate, Munich Thomas Kendra – Litigation and Arbitration, Paris Alexander Klicznik – Intellectual Property, Duesseldorf Wylie Levone – Finance, Washington DC Frederick Liu – Litigation and Arbitration, Washington DC Miguel Angel Mateo Simon – Finance, Mexico City Stacey McEvoy – Corporate, Washington DC Katia Merlini – Finance, Paris Christopher Pickens – Litigation and Arbitration, Northern Virginia Joseph Raffetto – Intellectual Property, Washington DC Leslie Reese – Corporate, Washington DC Rafael Ribeiro – Litigation and Arbitration, Miami Meghan Rissmiller – Government Regulatory, Washington DC Christopher Schott – Government Regulatory, Washington DC Matthias Schweiger – Litigation and Arbitration, Munich Jane Seager – Intellectual Property, Paris Nathan Searle – Litigation and Arbitration, London Michael Szlamkowicz – Corporate, New York William Yavinsky – Corporate, Washington DC