The Lawyer US 50 Webinar
The past decade has seen astonishing growth by US-headquartered firms in the UK. The ambition of most of these firms is to advise on the largest, most complex cross-border deals or disputes and they recognise the importance of having a substantial London office. But the market is at a tipping point. Deals levels are down, financial results are patchy and the spectre of layoffs is raising its head.
Despite the economic headwinds, data from The Lawyer’s new US 50 report shows that well over half the firms in the ranking now have more than 100 lawyers in London. Several are now larger than all but a few of their UK competitors. And the top firms will not stop investing. Sourcing future stars has never been more important, simply because the market has never been more competitive.
This webinar, part of The Lawyer’s new ‘Horizon Live’ series, will explore a range of issues relating to US firms’ UK growth strategies – including how firms are rebalancing their practices following the deals boom of 2021 – and dig beneath the metrics into the stories, trends and findings in this year’s US 50.
Join The Lawyer’s director of insight Matt Byrne and head of research Tom Procter in conversation with a group of leading US firm managing partners to discuss the dynamics of the US 50 and hear their thoughts on where the growth over the next 12 months is most likely to be found.
Matt Byrne, Director of Insight, The Lawyer
Matt is The Lawyer’s director of insight. He joined The Lawyer in 2003 as features editor and became deputy editor in 2014. He has written on a wide range of topics related to the business of law and management of legal services organisations. In particular, Matt leads the editorial teams for major market reports such as the UK 200, the US Top 50 and the Global Litigation 50.
Tom Procter, Head of Research, The Lawyer
Tom Procter is the Head of Research at The Lawyer and leads a team of research analysts specialising in researching the legal market both UK and internationally. Tom has 15 years of experience in the setup and implementation of large-scale research programs, specialising in the legal sector, financial services sector, utilities sector, and government sector. Prior to working at The Lawyer Tom worked at the consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and on a freelance basis for the Stormont Executive at the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Jason Glover, London Managing Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Jason Glover is the London managing partner of Simpson Thacher where he has overseen an almost tripling of revenues of the London office since taking over in 2017. Jason combines the job of London managing partner with a market leading private funds formation practice on which he spends the majority of his working time.
Christine Braamskamp, Managing Partner at Jenner & Block London
Christine Braamskamp serves as Managing Partner of Jenner & Block’s London office and is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Investigations Department, and of both its Investigations, Compliance, and Defense and Culture Risk and Sensitive Investigations Practices. Christine combines these roles with counselling multinational corporations, senior executives, and audit/risk committees on their highest priority legal challenges. In addition, she is Co-Chair of the firm’s Positive Workplace Committee and is an elected member of the firm’s governing committee.
Dominic Griffiths, Managing Partner, Mayer Brown
Dominic Griffiths is the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s London office, having previously led the firm’s Banking & Finance practice for 15 years, where he spearheaded significant growth. He has spent over 25 years working in City law firms and combines his role as managing partner with a practice that represents financial institutions and companies on highly complex European and Trans-Atlantic cross-border transactions.