Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and McDermott Will & Emery have promoted 37 lawyers between them to partnership across the world, but with no new partners in the City.
McDermott Will & Emery has appointed 30 new partners across many of its practice areas. A total of 27, or 90 per cent, of the promotions come from the firm’s US offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, Orange County, Silicon Valley and Washington DC, while the remaining three promotions have been made in Europe.
In Düsseldorf, corporate lawyer Gregor Lamla has been promoted, along with fellow corporate lawyer Pierre-Arnoux Mayloy in Paris and IP specialist Steggen Woitz in Munich. The firm’s corporate and intellectual property groups have been the most boosted by the promotions, along with the health industry advisory department.
Meanwhile, fellow US firm Cleary Gottlieb has also bypassed London in terms of partner promotions. Instead, the firm’s seven partner promotions come from the US and Europe, with five partners being made in New York, and one coming from both Washington DC and Moscow.
To coincide with the partner promotions, Cleary has also made up seven counsel, with Milo Molfa the only London-based associate to be promoted. Molfa focuses on domestic and international litigation arbitration, having joined the firm in 2007 from the London and Hong Kong office of Herbert Smith Freehills.
The remaining six counsel promotions have been made across Buenos Aires, Milan, New York and Paris.
Cleary’s lack of promotions in London reflect last year’s appointments, in which the firm made up just Paul Gilbert to counsel.
However, McDermott last year promoted three London lawyers to partnership, namely Matthew Herrington, Dhana Sabanathan and Eleanor West.
Both McDermott’s and Cleary’s promotions come into effect at the start of next year.