Mayer Brown makes up 42 to partnership in banking and finance-focused round

Proportion of women falls from more than half in 2022 to 47% this time

Top 20 US firm Mayer Brown has promoted 42 lawyers to its partnership, with a further 23 being promoted to counsel.

The round is one of the largest yet for the Chicago-based firm and saw promotions across 10 practices and 13 global offices. 

In the aggregate the round included 29 women, or 47% of the total, a slight step down on last year’s round when 55% of the 53-strong cohort were women. 

Like last year, banking and finance and litigation and dispute resolution saw the most promotions, with 20 and 17 respectively. Corporate and securities had nine, with the remainder spread between the firm’s tax, IP, real estate markets, financial services regulatory and enforcement, employment and benefits, restructuring and legal risk management practices. 

Last year’s promotions were fairly evenly spread between the US and the firm’s international offices but this year were concentrated in its home country, where 43 lawyers were promoted to partner and counsel roles, including 11 in its Chicago headquarters. Washington DC and New York got 10 apiece, while eight moved up in Charlotte and four in Los Angeles. 

London had the most promotions outside of the US, with eight, including Alastair Dolman and Harriet Hainsworth making partner in the corporate and securities team and Matt Lilley’s elevation to partner in the banking and finance practice. The Europe promotions were rounded out with five in Paris and another in Brussels. 

Five lawyers also moved up in Brazil across Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, with the round completed by a promotion apiece in Mexico City, Dubai and Singapore, where Bryan Tan made partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team. The firm also bolstered its Singapore presence late last year when it formed a joint venture with local firm PK Wong & Nair, which is known for its disputes work. 

Jon Van Gorp, chair of Mayer Brown, said: “These exceptional lawyers have distinguished themselves through their commitment to client service, teamwork and innovation – qualities that have made Mayer Brown a special firm since its inception and continue to distinguish us among the top echelon of international law firms.”

The appointments are effective 1 January 2024.

The full list of new partners

Jawad Ahmad, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, London
Christa L. Bieker, Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement, Washington DC
Jan R. Boker, Banking & Finance, Mexico City
Rémy Bonnaud, Tax, Paris
Linda E. Boss, Banking & Finance, Charlotte, NC
Michele Cerezo-Natal, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, New York
Stephanie Coirin, Corporate & Securities, Chicago
João Luiz Cople, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Rio de Janeiro
Evan D. DeCresce, Banking & Finance, New York
Juliana Deguirmendjian, Corporate & Securities, São Paulo, Brazil
Alastair Dolman, Corporate & Securities, London
Christopher N. Ellis, Banking & Finance, Charlotte, NC
Jeffrey R. Favitta, Banking & Finance, Charlotte, NC
Jason S. Fried, Real Estate Markets, Chicago
Juliet Gunev, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles
Harriet Hainsworth, Corporate & Securities, London
McKay S. Harline, Banking & Finance, Chicago
Lisa A. Holl Chang, Restructuring, Chicago
John Paul G. Igoe, Banking & Finance, Charlotte, NC
Henry H. Jin, Banking & Finance, Washington DC
Michael J. Kerman, Tax, Washington DC
Benjamin E. Kralstein, Corporate & Securities, New York
Avi M. Kupfer, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Chicago
Joshua J. La Vigne, Corporate & Securities, Chicago
Rachel J. Lamorte, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington DC
William E. Leister, Banking & Finance, Charlotte, NC
Matt Lilley, Banking & Finance, London
Nedda Mahrou, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles
Giampaolo Marzulli, Tax, São Paulo, Brazil
Marla L. Matusic, Corporate & Securities, New York
Don H. Min, Intellectual Property, Washington DC
Gerard Moore, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Dubai
Brett E. Moskowitz, Banking & Finance, Charlotte, NC
Michael T. Neidigh, Legal Risk Management, Chicago
Minh Olivier Nguyen-Dang, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington DC
Joanna C. Nicholas, Banking & Finance, Chicago
Thomas C. Santora, Corporate & Securities, Chicago
Irfan H. Siddiqui, Banking & Finance, Chicago
Bryan Tan, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Singapore
Amber C. Thomson, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington DC
Duncan Watson, Employment & Benefits, London
Kevin M. Wilkins, Real Estate Markets, Los Angeles

Counsel appointments

Bruna Barbosa, Tax, New York
Tal Ben-Porat, Banking & Finance, New York
Carolina Cantarelle Ferraro, Tax, Rio de Janeiro
Diana Castro, Tax, Rio de Janeiro
Gina L. Del Tatto, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, New York
Gretel Echarte Morales, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington DC
Alison T. Gelsleichter, Intellectual Property, Washington DC
Dr. Dylan Geraets, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Brussels
Marine Hamon, Employment & Benefits, Paris
C. Mitchell Hendy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles
Christian Higham, Corporate & Securities, London
Francis D. Joyner, Banking & Finance, Charlotte, NC
Michael L. Kahn, Real Estate Markets, New York
Peter S. Kim, Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement, Washington DC
Joy Kreidi, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Paris
Isabela Lacreta, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Paris
Mariana Padinha Ribeiro, Banking & Finance, London
Kim B. Perez, Banking & Finance, Charlotte, NC
Sarah Rahmoun, Tax, Paris
Sara A. Slavin, Intellectual Property, New York
Katherine H. Stevens, Banking & Finance, New York
Angeli Sunmonu, Banking & Finance, London
Laura M. Watson, Banking & Finance, Chicago

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