03 Nov 2022

Proskauer Rose announces record promotions in New York-dominated round

US firm elevates 25 to partnership, while eight are promoted to senior counsel

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US firm Proskauer Rose has promoted 33 lawyers in its largest ever round, with 25 making partnership and eight elevated to senior counsel roles.

The promotions are spread across more than a dozen practices and include members from nine of the firm’s offices, mainly in the US. New York saw the most promotions with 12 partners and four senior counsel. London followed with six partner promotions, with Boston picking up three new partners, Los Angeles two partners and Washington DC a partner and a senior counsel. The firm’s Paris office saw one partner promotion – corporate lawyer Stéphanie Martinier – while there was one senior counsel promotion each in New Orleans, Boca Raton and Chicago. Last year the firm promoted 26 lawyers in total, 14 to partner and 12 to senior counsel.

Steven Ellis, chairman of Proskauer, said: “We congratulate each of these new partners and senior counsel on this milestone and wish them continued success as they support our clients, secure historic victories, set precedents and serve as strategic partners.”

Women made up eight of this year’s partner cohort, or 32%, while they accounted for half of all senior counsel promotions. The partner promotions included private client services lawyer Kimberly Braun and employment and labour lawyer Michelle Annese in New York and finance and private credit expert Harriet West in London. This year’s round is a slight improvement on last year, when 29% of partner promotions were women. Half of senior counsel promotions were also women in 2021.

The labour and employment practice saw the most overall promotions this year with six, though only one made partnership. Private credit saw the most partner promotions with five, followed by private funds (four) and finance (three). Private client services, litigation, tax and technology, media and telecommunications all saw two partner promotions each, while the litigation practice also saw two promoted to senior counsel.

Daryn Grossman, managing partner of Proskauer, said: “In addition to being talented lawyers, each and every lawyer in this class is an innovator, problem solver and critical thinker.”

Proskauer also hired M&A partner Liam Arthur from William Fry in London at the start of this month, adding to October hire Frazer Money, who joined its London tax practice from Kirkland & Ellis.

The full list of new partners

1. Michelle Annese – Labour & Employment, New York
2. Kimberly Braun – Private Client Services, New York
3. Ryan Carpenter – Private Funds, Boston
4. Aliza Cinamon – Environmental, New York
5. Grant Darwin – M&A, New York
6. Christopher Elson – Private Funds, London
7. Nolan Goldberg – Litigation, New York
8. Laura Goldsmith – Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Privacy & Cybersecurity and Life Sciences, New York
9. Oliver Howley – Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Privacy & Cybersecurity, M&A and Sports, London
10. John Ingrassia – Antitrust, Washington DC
11. Philip Kaminski – Finance, New York
12. Christine Lazatin – Sports Law, New York
13. Shawn Ledingham – Litigation, Los Angeles
14. Matthew Levy – Private Credit, New York
15. Stéphanie Martinier – Corporate, Paris
16. Richard Miller – Tax, London
17. Bharat Moudgil – Private Credit, Los Angeles
18. Adam Nelson – Private Credit, New York
19. Caroline Robbins – Private Client Services, New York
20. Cameron Roper – Finance, London
21. Bradley Schecter – Private Funds, Boston
22. Adam Scoll – Tax, Boston
23. Sean Spence – Private Funds, London
24. Scott Patrick Thurman – Leveraged Finance and Private Credit, New York
25. Harriet West – Finance and Private Credit, London

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