Mayer Brown makes up one City partner amid 21-strong promotions round

Mayer Brown has named 21 new partners across the firm and one in London for 2015, matching last year’s promotion figure.

The firm’s promotions, which take effect on 1 January 2015, are US-heavy with 15 new partners distributed across New York (five), Washington DC (two), Houston (one), Chicago (six) and Charlotte (one).

In London, litigator Mark Stefanini becomes the firm’s 88th City partner.

Mayer Brown has also invested in headcount in its Asia offices, with two new partners in Hong Kong, one in Singapore and one in Ho Chi Minh City.

Mayer Brown’s figures are almost equal to last year, when the firm promoted 22 to partner across the firm and named dispute resolution lawyer Susan Rosser as its London promotion.

Mayer Brown has been particularly active in both promoting and hiring new partners in London over the last three years (6 October 2014), making up 14 and bringing in another 16. A total of seven London associates were made up in 2012 and six in 2011.

The full list of promotions:


Todd Bundrant, banking and finance
Kevin Cunningham, corporate and securities
Haukur Gudmundsson, banking and finance
Benjamin Gray, corporate and securities
Louis Shansky, banking and finance
Lori Zahalka, litigation and dispute resolution

New York

Andrew Calica, litigation and dispute resolution
Erin Gladney, tax controversy
Kristin Mikolaitis, tax controversy
Allison Levine Stillman, intellectual property
Ugo Ude, corporate and securities


Jessica Crutcher, litigation and dispute resolution

Washington DC

Clinton Brannon, intellectual property
Nathan McMichael, real estate

Hong Kong

Vincent Law, litigation and dispute resolution
Nancy Leung, litigation and dispute resolution


Wesley Misson, banking and finance


Benjamin Thompson, banking and finance

Rio de Janeiro

Carolina Bottino, tax transactions and consulting

Ho Chi Minh City

David Harrison, corporate and securities


Mark Stefanini, dispute resolution