Mae Salem

Squire Patton Boggs

In 2023, Squire Patton Boggs’ Mae Salem cemented her position as a dynamic force in the legal landscape, having achieved the milestone of making partner at the age of 32 in May 2021.

The year unfolded as a series of triumphs for Salem. Notably, her prowess extended to orchestrating the acquisition of The Data Shed for client Hippo, a testament to her strategic acumen in the tech sector in Leeds. She also led significant transactions such as advising digital engineering consultancy Nimble on a majority investment in SCC, and acting on the sale of IntoZetta to Experian. Simultaneously, her footprint in the financial services sector expanded, advising major corporates like Progeny, Investec, and Punter Southall Group.

Elsewhere, Salem lent her leadership to charitable causes, chairing the charity committee and raising over £50,000 for Leeds Baby Bank. And despite the whirlwind pace of her professional life, Salem finds solace in travel, family and her two-year-old Cavapoochon.

Looking ahead to 2024, Salem remains optimistic about a busy year, foreseeing the revival of paused processes and the facilitation of substantial deals. With a focus on local businesses, Salem navigates the legal landscape with practicality, earning respect for her legal expertise and commitment to both philanthropy and professional development.