Jones Day makes up 48 to partner in another bumper round

Latest promotions follow on from last December’s 50-strong crop

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Top 10 US firm Jones Day has promoted 48 of its lawyers to partner, its second consecutive bumper round after last December when it made up 50 having promoted 34 in 2019.

There are 11 promotions in Europe and just one in the Asia-Pacific region, with the remainder across the firm’s substantial network of US offices.

As with last year, the promotions are spread relatively widely – partners were made up in 22 of the firm’s 41 global bases with Washington DC accounting for the largest tally (five), followed by Chicago and London with four apiece. Offices to welcome three new partners are Pittsburgh, New York, Dallas and the firm's Cleveland headquarters. 

This round’s gender split is slightly less even than last year, when women made up 24 of the cohort ­– or 48%, with this round including 21 women, 44% of the total.

The firm’s sole promotion across its 11 Asia-Pacific locations was that of global disputes specialist Katie Mead in Perth – last year, the firm elevated six lawyers across its offices in the region. The firm also didn’t promote any lawyers in its offices in the Middle East or Latin America.

But while promotions were down in Asia, Europe's tally of 11 was nearly double last year's figure of six. In London, where there has been a war for talent in the booming areas of M&A and private equity, funds specialist Hannah Rose, who joined the firm as a trainee in 2010, is among the four being made up, the others being Philip Devenish (disputes), Ryan Hill (real estate) and Matt Trafford (property finance).

Across the Channel, in Paris, private equity specialist Alexandre Wibaux, who joined the firm in 2014 from leading French independent De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, and disputes lawyer Cyril Philibert, who started out at the firm in 2007, have been promoted. 

There were also two promotions in Germany's private equity and media hub Munich – which has witnessed several high profile lateral hires between international firm this year – with M&A lawyer Markus Ledwina and IP specialist Dr. Ping Li getting the nod. A brace of promotions in Madrid and one in Milan completed the European contingent.

The promotions complement a series of lateral hires made by the US giant across its international network this year. In September it hired a real estate quartet from DLA Piper in Milan and back in the spring it hired a five-strong disputes team from Quinn Emanuel in Perth, Australia, including partner Michael Lundberg.

Jones Day is the latest of a succession of US law firms to announce record, or near-record promotions at the end of a year that has witnessed booming deal markets, fuelled by an M&A bonanza in the US. They include Sidley, Simpson Thacher and Weil. Earlier this month, Kirkland shortened its track to equity partner status by a year in order to retain and reward its best talent.

The full list of new Jones Day partners (click here for more details):

Zachary R. (Zach) Brecheisen, M&A, Pittsburgh
Erika D. Cagney, Labor & Employment, New York
Antonio Canales, Global Disputes, Madrid
James W. Carlson, Business & Tort Litigation, Pittsburgh
Philip J. Devenish, Global Disputes, London
James Egerton-Vernon, Global Disputes, Washington
Daniella A. (Dani) Einik, Government Regulation, Washington
Marco Frattini, Financial Markets, Milan
Vidal Galindo, Labor & Employment, Madrid
Paul A. Gilbert, Financial Markets, San Francisco
Christopher Hanfling, Tax, Washington
Ryan Hill, Real Estate, London
Sean E. Jackowitz, Tax, Boston
Peter A. Julian, Antitrust & Competition Law, San Francisco
Ferrell M. Keel, Financial Markets, Dallas
Leigh A. Krahenbuhl, Investigations & White Collar Defense, Chicago
Ian Lange, Real Estate, Columbus
Robert T.S. (Rob) Latta, Intellectual Property, San Diego
Sanjiv P. Laud, Intellectual Property, Minneapolis
Markus Ledwina, M&A, Munich
Dr. Ping Li, Intellectual Property, Munich
Bing Liang, Ph.D., Intellectual Property, Silicon Valley
Michael A. (Mike) Magee, Business & Tort Litigation, Pittsburgh
Elizabeth E. (Beth) Manning, Business & Tort Litigation, Chicago
Theresa C. Martin, Business & Tort Litigation, Washington
Kendra L. Marvel, Global Disputes, Los Angeles
Sidney Smith McClung, Global Disputes, Dallas
Evan M. McLean, Intellectual Property, Silicon Valley
Katie E. Mead, Global Disputes, Perth
Mary Alexander Myers, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection, Atlanta
Courtenay M. Nolan, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Chicago
Cyril Philibert, Global Disputes, Paris
Brandy Hutton Ranjan, Business & Tort Litigation, Columbus
T. Daniel (Dan) Reynolds, Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Cleveland
Hannah Rose, Private Equity, London
Kelly Rubin, Tax, Dallas
Colleen Noonan Ryan, Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, New York
Kerianne N. Tobitsch, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection, New York
Matt Trafford, Financial Markets, London
Jack Ubbing, Financial Markets, Cleveland
Luis A. Velez, M&A, Miami
John M. Walker, Business & Tort Litigation, Atlanta
Nathaniel G. Ward, Business & Tort Litigation, Washington
Alexandre Wibaux, Private Equity, Paris
Alexandra L. (Alex) Wilde, Energy, Houston
Samantha C. Woo, Labor & Employment, Chicago
Oliver S. Zeltner, Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Cleveland
Kristin K. Zinsmaster, Business & Tort Litigation, Minneapolis

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