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Canada dominates in NRF promotions round…

US firms combine to create new 1,100-lawyer brand…

Canada dominates in NRF promotions round…

Canada dominates in NRF promotions round
Norton Rose Fulbright has announced its first January partner promotions which is dominated by North American offices.

Among the 53 promotions, Canada has the most of any country (14):

  • Maya Angenot (dispute resolution and litigation, Montreal)
  • Alison Babbitt (banking and finance, Ottawa)
  • Thomas Collopy (corporate, M&A and securities, Calgary)
  • Catherine Daigle (intellectual property, Montreal)
  • Carole Diop (intellectual property, Montreal)
  • Vincent Filiatrault (corporate, M&A and securities, Montreal)
  • Michèle Friel (banking and finance, Montreal)
  • Jenya Hammond (projects, Vancouver)
  • Christopher Horte (banking and finance, Vancouver)
  • Éric Lallier (employment and labor, Montreal)
  • Andrew McCoomb (dispute resolution and litigation, Toronto)
  • Kelly Moffet-Burima (dispute resolution and litigation, Calgary)
  • Stephen Nattrass (dispute resolution and litigation, Ottawa)
  • Trevor Zeyl (corporate, M&A and securities, Toronto)

The US accounts for 13 of the promotions, with 14 in Europe, 5 in Australia, and 2 in Singapore. There are also 5 new directors in South Africa.

"I would like to congratulate this group of impressive lawyers on their promotions,” said global CEO Peter Martyr. “Practicing from 22 cities around the world, I am confident that our new partners and directors will leverage the power of our geographical platform and collaborate closely with each other to provide exceptional client service both locally and globally."

Female lawyers account for 42% of the promotions globally (22 out of 53).

US firms combine to create new 1,100-lawyer brand
Two US law firms have announced a combination that will create a new 1,100-lawyer firm with 23 offices across the country including 8 of the 10 largest US markets.

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton will merge to form Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, with the firm being known as Troutman Pepper.

Steve Lewis, Managing Partner of Troutman Sanders, will serve as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the combined firm while Tom Gallagher, Chair of the Executive Committee of Pepper Hamilton, will serve as Vice Chair of the new firm.

“The reasons to combine our two firms extend well beyond the nearly seamless merging of the complementary practice groups,” said Gallagher. “From a cultural standpoint, we are significantly aligned on values. We both are considered innovators, having invested early in new tools and technologies, and we are both well-known for delivering exceptional value to our clients.”

The tie-up has already been voted on by partners at both firms.

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