Ropes & Gray appoints 16 new partners including private equity partner in London
Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that 16 attorneys have been named partners of the firm, and that eight attorneys have been named counsel, all effective 1 November. Of these, Elizabeth Todd has been named as a partner in the firm’s private equity transactions practice in London.
With these partner promotions – nine women and seven men – 30 per cent of Ropes & Gray’s partners are now women. The largest geographic concentration of new partners is in New York, where the firm has more than 400 lawyers.
The new partners and counsel represent Ropes & Gray’s diverse practices and specialties of critical importance to the firm’s clients across industries, including asset management, private equity, investment banking, life sciences and health care, and technology. Those areas of focus include transactions (private equity, M&A, capital markets, leveraged finance, restructuring and IP), asset management (fund formation, regulatory and compliance), litigation (including enforcement and investigations), health care and life sciences (transactions, regulatory and compliance) and executive compensation and employee benefits.
Each attorney brings important legal and industry knowledge, and a focus on partnering with clients, to navigate their most complex business challenges to successful outcomes.
“Our new partners and counsel exemplify the best of Ropes & Gray. They are market leaders, they have forged trusted client relationships, and they are integrated across our geographies and practices, enabling them to put our clients’ interests first and to deliver the firm to our clients,” says David Djaha, managing partner-elect of Ropes & Gray.
“These are experienced advisers and versatile thinkers who approach challenges with a focus on client excellence,” says Julie Jones, chair-elect of Ropes & Gray. “Each of these talented attorneys draws on deep industry and legal knowledge to provide clients with a solutions-oriented, practical, and strategic approach.”