Squire Patton Boggs enhances its team The firm reports that approximately two-thirds of the cohort is diverse in terms of their ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation With our latest global promotions round, Squire Patton Boggs has added 26 people to its team, 17 of whom are diverse in either their gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation, a 65 percent diversity rate. The new partners range...
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Squire Patton Boggs enhances its team
The firm reports that approximately two-thirds of the cohort is diverse in terms of their ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation
With our latest global promotions round, Squire Patton Boggs has added 26 people to its team, 17 of whom are diverse in either their gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation, a 65 percent diversity rate.
The new partners range in gender from 15 (57 percent) to 8 (36 percent), a major improvement from the February round when only eight of the 23 new partners were female.
A notable jump from the year 2021 only when four UK attorneys were accepted to the Squire's UK offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester was nine new partners picked up in this round. A team of corporate lawyer Joe Abbott, pensions' specialist Chris Harper and Bradley Silver were finalized for the firm's real estate practice in London, two for each practice in Manchester and Birmingham and corporate lawyer Hannah Crosland made it to the team in Leeds.
Recently, the London office of the firm saw another new addition in Timi Balogun from Curtis Mallet Prevost Colt & Mosle who joined the firm from Curtis Mallet Prevost Colt & Mosle in November 2021 to help expand the firm's Africa arbitration practice.
A total of seven of the firm's 17 US offices are represented in this year's cohort. There was the most movement in Washington DC, with Beth Goldstein, Ludmilla Kasulke and Brandon Roman making up in the public policy practice and Peter Alfano moving up in the trade practice. There were three new partners at Cleveland's headquarters, while in Denver, Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York and Los Angeles, one added in each city.
The rest of this year's promotions took place in the Asia Pacific region, with Asuka Fujita and David Yaegashi both heading up the litigation and financial services teams respectively in Tokyo and real estate expert Melissa Koo and litigator Rebecca Heath taking the helm in Perth.
In 2022, Squire didn't promote any of its European business network, after promoting three in 2021. The firm opened offices in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Milan, Prague, Stuttgart, Madrid, Moscow and Warsaw in 2021. This strengthened the firm's position in the Spanish private equity market by adding six attorneys from DLA Piper that had been in Spain for several years.
There were four promotions each in litigation and corporate, the top two practice areas. In a close second place came public policy with three lawyers promoted, followed by health and safety, pensions, real estate, financial services and white collar and government investigations, all of which had two attorneys promoted. Among the other partnerships, one each was gained in the areas like data privacy, cybersecurity, digital assets, tax, intellectual property and trade.
Taking this opportunity to congratulate the new partners, Squire's chairman and global CEO Mark Ruehlmann said "they have achieved a milestone well deserved."
"Each of them brings with them extensive experience and expertise in their particular areas of practice, and they will ensure that we continue delivering the highest level of services to the customers around the world," he said.
It was announced in September 2021 that Squire has made some leadership changes following the appointment of Michele Connell as the firm's new global managing partner of the US LLP. Connell replaced Frederick Nance, who remained as part of the firm's executive leadership group and overseeing its newly created equity and diversity office.
Alethia Nancoo, a partner in Washington, DC, was also appointed to the firm's global board in January, 2022. She was the first African-American woman to hold that position since the firm's establishment. Over half of the 12 board members, the firm said at the time, was lawyers from diverse backgrounds following Nancoo's appointment.
A full list of the promotions is as follows:
Joe Abbott: London, corporate
Peter Alfano: Washington DC, trade
Alexander Arensberg: Denver, environmental safety and health
Emma Ball: Manchester, IP and technology
Kate-Emma Bailey: Birmingham, pensions
Kristin Bryan: Cleveland, litigation
Matthew Canipa: Manchester, corporate
Hannah Crosland: Leeds, corporate
Marisa Darden: Cleveland, government investigations and white collar
Kyle Fath: Los Angeles, data privacy, cybersecurity and digital assets
Asuka Fujita: Tokyo, financial services
Beth Goldstein: Washington DC, public policy
Chris Harper: London, pensions
Rebecca Heath: Perth, litigation
Corrine Irish: New York, litigation
Ludmilla Kasulke: Washington DC, public policy
Will Kishman: Cleveland, labour and employment
Melissa Koo: Perth, real estate
Alison LaBruyere: Atlanta, financial services
Victoria Murphy: Manchester, tax strategy and benefits
Brandon Roman: Washington DC, public policy
Bradley Silver: London, real estate
Nicola Smith: Birmingham, environmental, safety and health
Evan Toebbe: Cincinnati, corporate
Rebecca Worthington: Washington DC, government investigations and white collar
David Yaegashi: Tokyo, litigation