Jones Day elevates 45 to partner in latest US-dominated promotions round

Women make up almost half of this year’s cohort, up from 44% last year
A collage of some of the new Jones Day partners

Jones Day adds 45 lawyers to its partnership Photo courtesy of Jones Day

Top 10 US firm Jones Day has promoted 45 lawyers to partner in its latest round, a slight drop on the 48 who made the grade last year.

Women made up 22 of the promotions, or 49% of the overall cohort, up from 44% last year. US promotions dominated, with 80% of this year’s intake working across its domestic network, 16% in Europe and 4% in Asia. The lawyers will assume their new roles at the start of next year.

The firm’s business and tort litigation practice saw the most promotions with nine, followed by its financial markets practice (six), business restructuring and reorganisation (four) and labour and employment and government regulation (three each).

New York and Chicago saw the most promotions, with five each. They included securities litigation and SEC enforcement lawyer Sarah Efronson and restructuring lawyer Genna Ghaul in New York and labour law specialists Elsa Andrianifahanana and Jennifer Plagman in Chicago. There were also multiple promotions in Atlanta and Washington DC (four each) and Miami and Los Angeles (three each).

London and Paris led the overseas promotions with two each, including London finance lawyer Thomas Miller and private equity lawyer Chris Slack. The firm’s Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo and Beijing offices saw one promotion each.

Stephen Brogan, managing partner of Jones Day, said: “The promotion of these new partners reflects Jones Day’s ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers throughout the world who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishment and who are devoted to advancing and protecting the interests of our clients and the institutional values of the firm.”

Jones Day has also been active in the lateral hiring market this year. Earlier this month, it hired disputes partner Patrick Haney from Kirkland & Ellis in Washington to add further depth to its business and tort litigation practice. It also rehired corporate partner Timothy Mann to its M&A practice in Atlanta after 10 years working in a variety of in-house roles, most recently as executive managing director at the Arnold Palmer Group. They followed the October arrival of finance lawyer Rubina Ali who joined as of counsel from Goldman Sachs where she was senior counsel for the bank’s fixed income derivatives group.

Last month, Western Australia appointed Jones Day partner Michael Lundberg as its first Aboriginal Supreme Court judge. Lundberg will assume the role at the end of November.

The full list of new partners

1. Elsa Andrianifahanana – Labor & Employment, Chicago
2. Ryan D. Ball – Business & Tort Litigation, Irvine
3. Andrew J. Bentz – Government Regulation, Washington
4. Katherine M. Brockmeyer (Kate) – Antitrust & Competition Law, Washington
5. Katrina L.S. Caseldine – Business & Tort Litigation, Atlanta
6. David A. Ciarlo – Business & Tort Litigation, Los Angeles
7. Jeremy W. Cleveland – Financial Markets, Silicon Valley
8. Michelle T. Della Guardia – Business & Tort Litigation, Miami
9. Ryan A. Doringo – Business & Tort Litigation, Cleveland
10. Sarah D. Efronson – Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, New York
11. Amanda P. Ellison – Insurance Recovery, Los Angeles
12. Hannah E. Fregolle – Financial Markets, Chicago
13. Daniel N. French – Real Estate, Atlanta
14. Lisa L. Furby – Intellectual Property, Chicago
15. Menno Geusens – M&A, Amsterdam
16. Genna Ghaul – Business Restructuring & Reorganization, New York
17. Simon P. Hansen – Business & Tort Litigation, Atlanta
18. Paul C. Hines – Global Disputes, San Francisco
19. Benjamin S. Jacobs (Ben) – Tax, New York
20. Corbin R. Kennelly – Financial Markets, Atlanta
21. Benjamin O. Lang – M&A, Tokyo
22. Iván Martín-Barbón – Financial Markets, Madrid
23. Jordan M. Matthews – Investigations & White Collar Defense, Chicago
24. Thomas Miller – Financial Markets, London
25. Nicholas J. Morin (Nick) – Business Restructuring & Reorganization, New York
26. Megan Lacy Owen – Issues & Appeals, Washington
27. Joseph N. Parsons (Joe) – Business & Tort Litigation, Pittsburgh
28. Melissa Lim Patterson – Business & Tort Litigation, Washington
29. Peter Petraro – Financial Markets, New York
30. Jennifer Plagman – Labor & Employment, Chicago
31. Dan B. Prieto – Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Dallas
32. Francesca Ravallese – M&A, Milan
33. Kit Rockhill – Energy, Houston
34. Ann T. Rossum – Business & Tort Litigation, Irvine
35. Amanda S. Rush – Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Dallas
36. Armelle Sandrin-Deforge – Government Regulation, Paris
37. Kapri Saunders – Business & Tort Litigation, San Francisco
38. Elodie Simon – Government Regulation, Paris
39. Christopher Slack (Chris) – Private Equity, London
40. Eric Tung – Issues & Appeals, Los Angeles
41. Justin A. Walters – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Miami
42. Erika Whyte – State Attorney General Enforcement, Investigations & Litigation, Miami
43. Koree B. Wooley – Labor & Employment, San Diego
44. Yichen Wu – Antitrust & Competition Law, Beijing
45. Kunyong Yang – Intellectual Property, San Diego

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