Squire Patton Boggs makes up eight UK lawyers in 30-strong promotions round

Squire Patton Boggs has made up 30 partners worldwide, with over a quarter based in the firm’s three UK offices.

Four City lawyers have been promoted as national partners in the firm, including dispute resolution counsel James Barratt and employment senior associate Natalie Bellwood.

Arbitration senior associate Alexis Martinez and international trade senior associate Aline Doussin complete the City line-up of “national partners”, while employment partner Supinder Sian and intellectual property partner Florian Traub have been promoted to the next level known as “income partner”. The change in partnership structure came after Squire Sanders merged with Patton Boggs in 2014, with “equity partner” being the third stage of promotion.

In Birmingham, senior legal consultant Ray O’Connor has been made up to national partner in the litigation team, with financial services associate Jeremy Ladyman also joining the partnership in Leeds.

Out of the eight, just Supinder Sian has spent his entire practising career at the firm.

Over half of the firm’s promotions come from the USA, with three made in Columbus and two in Washington DC and Los Angeles.

Just one promotion was made in mainland Europe, with Stephan Adell being promoted in Paris, while two lawyers were promoted in the Middle East. An Australian trio complete the line of promotions for 2016.

Last year, Squire Patton Boggs also promoted 30 lawyers across the world, including nine in the UK. Meanwhile in the last year before its transatlantic merger, legacy Squire Sanders made up two UK lawyers out of a total of seven.

Partner promotions in full


Raymond O’ Connor, Birmingham, litigation
Jeremy Ladyman, Leeds, financial services
James Barratt, London, international dispute resolution
Natalie Bellwood, London, labor and employment
Supinder Sian, London, labor and employment
Florian Traub, London, intellectual property and technology
Alexis Martinez, London, international dispute resolution
Aline Doussin, London, international trade


Stephan Adell, Paris, international dispute resolution


Patrick Burke, Cleveland, financial services
Matthew Bailey, Columbus, corporate
Matthew Bailey, Columbus, corporate
Heather Stutz, Columbus, litigation
Gabriel Colwell, Los Angeles, government investigations and white collar
Helen Yang, Los Angeles, litigation
Raúl Mañón, Miami, international dispute resolution
John Hutchinson, New York, tax strategy and benefits
Joseph Grasser, Palo Alto, intellectual property and technology
Laura Lawless Robertson, Phoenix, labor and employment
Gregory A. Wald, San Francisco, labor and employment
Carolina Soto Hernandez, Santo Domingo, international dispute resolution
Stacy Krumin, Tampa, real estate
Jason Joffe, West Palm Beach, litigation
Zachary Adams, Washington DC, government investigations and white collar
Erin McGrain, Washington DC, public policy

Middle East

Lindsay Fainé, Abu Dhabi, tax strategy and benefits
Douglas Smith, Dubai, corporate


Fabio Fior, Perth, real estate
Anna Elliott, Sydney, labor and employment
Shaan Palmer, Sydney, restructuring and insolvency