Sullivan & Cromwell announces US-led promotions

Sullivan & Cromwell has made up five lawyers to partner – four in the US and one in Paris – in its January round of promotions.

Three of the five partners made up at the firm, whose appointments take effect 1 January 2012, are litigators. The remaining two are a tax lawyer and a general practitioner, respectively.

In New York, litigators William Monahan and Matthew Schwartz were elected to the partnership. Monahan focuses on advising companies and individuals at trial in federal and state civil litigation, including complex securities class and derivative actions, and banking, commercial, contract and employment litigation.

Schwartz meanwhile acts for US and non-US financial institutions, companies and individuals in litigation and regulatory matters. He has also acted for clients in tax proceedings before the IRS and the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

In Washington DC litigator Amanda Flug Davidoff and general practice lawyer Samuel Woodall were made up. Davidoff focuses on complex securities and antitrust class actions and derivative litigation, while Woodall acts for a variety of clients before the US Congress.

In Paris tax lawyer Nicolas de Boynes made partner. He has experience in tax audits and litigations and also advises on the corporate aspects of M&A deals.

In 2010, the firm made up eight partners, including one in London (7 December 2010).