Dentons Promotes 42 Partners Across North America


Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has announced the promotion of 42 partners/shareholders and three counsel across 22 of its offices in North America.

“We congratulate our new partners and counsel in North America,” said Elliott Portnoy, global CEO of Dentons. “This talented group of diverse lawyers spans multiple practice areas, and is a clear indication that despite the challenges of the last year, they have continued to successfully navigate our clients’ needs wherever they do business.”

“I commend each of these newly elevated partners and counsel,” said Dentons global chairman Joe Andrew. “As this group demonstrates, we have a strong bench of talented lawyers who have both the legal acumen and business insight that clients need in the New Dynamic Decade.”

The new partners/shareholders are:

Jayme Alter, Media, Entertainment and Sports, Toronto

Juliet Astbury, Corporate, Pittsburgh*

Dina Awad, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Toronto

Robert Barbarowicz, Corporate, Los Angeles

Erin Bass, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Phoenix

Adam Beckstrom, Intellectual Property and Technology, Salt Lake City

Jeff Berkey, Corporate, Pittsburgh*

Arianne Bouchard, Labour and Employment, Montréal

Kathy Briere, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Edmonton

Arik Broadbent, Corporate, Vancouver

Joe Champion, Corporate, Indianapolis

Pamela Chan Ebejer, Labour and Employment, Toronto

Cullen Cochran, Corporate, Indianapolis

Rob Condon, Venture Technology Group, New York

Esme Cragg, Real Estate, Toronto

Ausra Deluard, Health Care, Oakland

Mike Dorelli, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Indianapolis

Michael Dukes, Intellectual Property and Technology, Pittsburgh*

Josh Fisher, Corporate, Kansas City

Steven Harris, Corporate, Pittsburgh

Gergely Hegedus, Tax, Edmonton

Elizabeth Hennessy-Spencer, Corporate, Evansville, IN

Thomas Hiesberger, Intellectual Property and Technology, Dallas

Lucy Hill, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Pittsburgh*

Mathieu Huot, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Montréal

Emma Irving, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Vancouver

Christy Lee, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Calgary

Brian MacKinnon, Real Estate, San Francisco

Sarah Matthews, Intellectual Property and Technology, Salt Lake City

Kathleen McCain, Corporate, Los Angeles

Michael McGee, Corporate, Louisville

Lorna McGeorge, Trusts Estates and Wealth Preservation, Naples, FL*

Jessica Meylor, Capital Markets, New York

Melissa Minix, Employment and Labor, Indianapolis

Sam Olens, Public Policy and Regulation, Atlanta

Frank Paolini, Trusts Estates and Wealth Preservation, Chicago

Julie Patter, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Pittsburgh*

Gerald Roberts, Intellectual Property and Technology, Indianapolis

David Tandy, Public Policy and Regulation, Louisville

Danny Wakeling, Corporate, Edmonton

Jacqueline Whipple, White Collar and Government Investigations, Kansas City

Anna Shiran Youssefi, Employment and Labor, Oakland

The new counsel promotions are:

Kelly Lloyd Lankford, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Short Hills, NJ

Amber Morris, Real Estate, Chicago

Diora Ziyaeva, International Dispute Resolution, New York

* elevated to shareholder effective November 1, 2020

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

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