Orrick makes up London partner in promotions round

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced the promotion of 15 lawyers to its partnership, including one new partner in London.

The firm’s January promotion round saw the appointment of London-based lawyer Jinal Shah as partner. Shah is a member of the firm’s corporate group and advises public and private companies and financial institutions on corporate and commercial matters. Orrick said it was awaiting regulatory approval for a further London partner promotion.

The news follows a recent rash of hires for Orrick’s London office, including the arrival of Stephanie Bates, Matthew Lawson and Simon Willis from Mayer Brown (16 December 2011), Sam Millar and Tony Katz from Liquid Capital Group (11 October 2011), and Anthony Riley from Norton Rose (25 November 2011).

However Orrick has also suffered a number of partner departures from London, including finance partner Martin Bartlam who resigned for DLA Piper (17 January 2012). Fellow finance specialist Elisabeth Gaunt left for Taylor Wessing (9 January 2012).

The US firm’s additional new partners are: Sarah Downie, a member of the compensation and benefits group in New York; Elyse Echtman, John Ewald and Richard Jacobsen, litigation lawyers based in New York; Anthony Kim, a Washington-based antitrust lawyer; Alexander Lathrop, a Washington-based insurance coverage disputes specialist; Khai LeQuang, a Los-Angeles based litigator; Richard Martinelli, a New-York based IP lawyer; finance lawyers Nikiforos Mathews and Kevin Roche in New York; Warrington Parker, a San Francisco IP lawyer; Eric Wall, a tax lawyer based in San Francisco; and Michael Weil, a San Francisco litigator.