Faegre & Benson makes up 11, one in London

Faegre & Benson has announced its partner promotions for 2007, making up 11 new partners from its associate ranks.

The London office saw just one associate promoted to the partnership. Corporate associate Melanie Wadsworth was made a partner with effect from 1 January.

Wadsworth, who joined UK firm Hobson Audley (which merged with Faegre & Benson in 2003) in 1999, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, AIM work and management buy-outs.

The 10 other partner appointments in the firm’s US offices cover a range of practice areas including real estate, healthcare, labour and employment law, litigation and corporate.

The US litigation department saw the most promotions, with four associates making partner. Corporate promoted two.