Global law firm Ropes & Gray has named 24 attorneys as partners of the firm, while six attorneys have been named counsel, effective 1 November, in the largest round of partner and counsel promotions in the firm’s 153-year history.
The roster of new partners includes hedge fund, private equity and investment management specialists.
The new partners and counsel of the firm reflect Ropes & Gray’s diversity, global footprint, and dedication to developing and advancing its talent. They are based in nine offices on three continents, including Asia, Europe and North America, and nearly half of the new partners are women, minorities or both. More than half of the new partners also started their legal careers at Ropes & Gray, and one-third have worked in more than one office during their careers. The geographic range illustrates the global focus of Ropes & Gray in the 21st century.
“We are fortunate to have such a rich pool that we can tap to help lead the firm into the future,” says firm chair Brad Malt. “The size of our new partner class reflects the confidence we have in these outstanding lawyers. It also makes a statement about our commitment to continued investment in the practices and geographies that are of critical importance to our clients.”
“The promotion of these terrific lawyers to the partnership is a validation of our approach to recruiting and career development,” says managing partner David Chapin. “We recruit the best talent and then provide the training and work opportunities for our associates to develop into world-class Ropes & Gray lawyers.”
“Ropes & Gray has been on a trajectory of steady, profitable growth for more than a decade, and we are committed to continuing that momentum. Our new partners will play a critical role in the future success of the firm,” says chair-elect Julie Jones.