Morgan Lewis makes up 40 partners

Morgan Lewis has elevated 40 lawyers to partner, the majority in the United States but also including lawyers in Europe, the Middle East and East Asia.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has promoted 40 new partners, effective 1 October.

Philadelphia professionals Conor LarkinRachel LewisAdam Prince and Andrew Rocks in the corporate and business transactions practice have been promoted, as have Matthew Ziegler in the finance group, labour and employment lawyer Benjamin Jacobs and private client specialist Ellen Deringer in the same office.

Corporate and business transactions lawyers Leland Benton and Brian Soares, investment management advisers Brian Baltz and Ruoke Liu, and Eileen Ho of the structured transactions team are based in Washington, DC.

Brandon Tanguay of the corporate and business transactions group, finance lawyer Christopher Carter, labour and employment professional Keri Engelman and tax practitioner Meghan Mccarthy have taken a step up in Boston.

Chicago lawyers affected include Saghi Fattahian of the employee benefits and executive compensation practice and Matthew Russell on the labour and employment team, while the New York-based practitioners are Etienne Shanon and Ashley Hale in the corporate and business transactions and labour and employment groups, respectively.

Other members of the labour and employment practice to be elevated include Princeton-based Emily Desmedt and Silicon Valley lawyer Andrew Frederick. In the Los Angeles finance practice Keith Fujiu also became a partner.

In Europe, corporate practitioner Allison Soilihi and finance lawyer Nichola Foley in London were promoted, along with fellow finance adviser Alexey Chertov in Moscow, while Dubai-based Amanjit Fagura in the investment management practice, and corporate lawyer Kuinan Wei in Beijing, also took a step up.

Also affected were 12 contentious lawyers including US-based Julie SilvaBanee PachucaJared WilkersonZachary JohnsWilliam McEnroeMark FioreChristopher McAuliffeZachary HillGene ParkCorey Houmand and Ryan Lighty, along with Jitsuro Morishita in the Tokyo office.

In a statement, firm chair Jami McKeon highlighted the new partners’ “excellence, strength, resilience, and empathy”.

Other firms to announce mass promotions in October include Goodwin Procter which also elevated 40 lawyers to partner.