Bryan Cave promotes 14 to partnership

Bryan Cave has made up 14 partners with all but one based in the firm’s US offices.

Hamburg-based transactions specialist Eckart Budelmann is the only lawyer promoted outside the firm’s 15 US offices. There were three promotions each in Chicago and St Louis, and two in Washington DC. The rest were in Irvine, Kansas City, New York, Phoenix and Santa Monica.

The promotions brings the total number of partners at the firm to 372, and will be effective from 1 January 2011.

The new partners are:

Meridyth Andresen, Phoenix, class and derivative actions, commercial litigation and antitrust

Leslie Bayles, Chicago, bankruptcy restructuring and creditors’ rights

Eckart Budelmann, Hamburg, transactions, antitrust, corporate finance and technology, and entrepreneurial and commercial

Nafiz Cekirge, Santa Monica, commercial litigation

John Dalton, Washington DC, tax advice and controversy

Arindam Kar, St Louis, antitrust, franchise and consumer law, class and derivative actions and commercial litigation

Susan Kovarovics, Washington DC, international trade and white collar defence

Aaron McKown, Irvine, commercial litigation and IP

Michelle McMahon, New York, bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights

Brandon Neuschafer, St Louis, environmental

Suzanne Rodekohr, Kansas City, tax advice and technology, entrepreneurial and commercial

Christopher Schmidt, St Louis, commercial litigation and class and derivative actions

Jonathan E. Stern, Chicago, corporate finance and transactions

Brent Vincent, Chicago, environmental and commercial litigation