Mayer Brown has made up 27 partners in its latest worldwide promotions round, two of which are based in the firm’s London office. 

London based corporate and securities lawyer Connor Cahalane and banking and finance lawyer Andrew Crotty joined the partnership in London. Crotty trained at Mayer Brown after joining in 2005, while Cahalane trained at Slaughter and May and joined the firm in 2011 as a senior associate.

This promotions round was heavily male-dominated with only four women amid the 27 new partners.

These are Chicago-based government and global trade lawyer Stephanie Wagner and litigation lawyer Laura Hammargren; Paris real estate lawyer Alexandra Plain; and litigation lawyer Venna Cheng in Hong Kong.

The highest number of promotions were in the US, with 20 new partners across Mayer Brown’s Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Washington DC and New York offices.

Across Europe, the firm promoted a total of four associates to partner in Brussels, London and Paris. Two others were promoted in Hong Kong and one was promoted in Rio de Janeiro.

Litigation was the practice area gaining the most new partners with seven made up, followed by six in banking and finance and four in corporate and securities.

Two partners were made up in each of intellectual property, real estate, tax transactions and consulting and tax controversy. One partner was made up in government and global trade and one in financial services regulatory and enforcement. 

This promotion round is larger than the previous two years, when the firm named 21 partners across the firm and one in London.

Mayer Brown also announced the promotion of 19 associates to counsel, including London-based banking lawyer Nanak Keswani. Of the new counsel, nine are female.

The full list of partner promotions:


Charles-Albert Helleputte


Kiel Bowen, banking and finance
Timothy Hicks, banking and finance


John Cise, tax controversy
Stephen Garden, tax transactions and consulting
Joseph Hable, corporate and securities
Laura Hammargren, litigation and dispute resolution
Jonathan Hunt, tax controversy
Michael Kimberly, litigation and dispute resolution
Nadav Klugman, banking and finance
Justin McCarty, litigation and dispute resolution
Joseph Pennell, corporate and securities
Stephanie Wagner, government and global trade


Andrew Crotty, banking and finance
Connor Cahalane, corporate and securities

Hong Kong

Bill Amos, litigation and dispute resolution
Venna Cheng, litigation and dispute resolution


Andres Romay, real estate

New York

Adam Wolk, banking and finance
Jason Kirschner, litigation and dispute resolution
Richard McCormick, intellectual property
Terry Schiff, banking and finance


Alexandra Plain, real estate

Rio de Janeiro

Bruno Triani Belchior, Tauil & Chequer

Washington DC

Donald Waack, financial services regulatory and enforcement
Paul Hughes, litigation and dispute resolution
Kfir Levy, intellectual property