Pillsbury promotes eight partners and two counsel across US and Shanghai

US-firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has made up eight partners and two counsel in its annual round of promotions, effective from 1 January 2011.

Two of the new partners are based in the firm’s corporate and securities practice in Shanghai, with the remainder spread across its US offices including Washington DC, San Diego and Houston. 

Pillsbury chair Jim Rishwain said the new promotions represent the “best and brightest of our future”.

He continued: “I congratulate all 10 of the lawyers on this list and commend and thank them for all that they’ve done and will continue to do for Pillsbury and our clients.”    

The new partners are:

Robert Bedgood, San Diego, IP

Emily Bell, Northern Virginia, IP

Jeffrey Johnson, Houston, litigation

Scott Kline, Shanghai, corporate and securities

Vince Morgan, Houston, litigation

Woon-Wah Siu, Shanghai, corporate and securities

Michael Steinig, Washington DC, global sourcing

Yann van Geertruyden, Washington DC, real estate

The new counsel are:

Michael Reese, New York, finance

Gindi Eckel Vincent, Houston, environment, land use and natural resources