Latham promotes 31
Latham & Watkins has made a round of 31 promotions worldwide. Taking the largest portion of the promotions is the US with 24, although lawyers in Germany, Italy, England, Russia, Singapore, and Japan were also made up.
The two English associates promoted are Charles Armstrong and Huw Thomas of the firm’s London office.
Armstrong first joined Latham in 2014, having previously worked at Baker & McKenzie and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and was trained at Clifford Chance. Armstrong has been promoted to the firm’s finance practice.
Thomas has been on secondment to Deutsche Bank since he joined Latham in 2011. He was previously an associate at CMS Cameron McKenna, where he was on secondment at BP. He has been promoted to the corporate practice.
Other European promotions include Natalie Daghles of Düsseldorf and Giancarlo D’Ambrosio of Milan, both made up to corporate.
Armstrong is one of only three lawyers promoted to finance, whereas 45% of the promotions were corporate. Litigation accounts for 35% of the promotions.
The office with the most promotions is New York with seven, followed by San Francisco and Washington D.C. with four each.
Complete list of promotions:
Kristen Smith Grannis, corporate, Boston
David Tolley, litigation, Boston
Rick Offsay, corporate, Century City
Laura Washington, litigation, Century City
Enrique Rene, tax, Chicago
Johanna Spellman, litigation, Chicago
Matthew Warren, finance, Chicago
Natalie Daghles, corporate, Düsseldorf
Charles Armstrong, finance, London
Huw Thomas, corporate, London
Sean Denvir, corporate, Los Angeles
Josh Holt, finance, Los Angeles
Giancarlo D’Ambrosio, corporate, Milan
Olga Ponomarenko, corporate, Moscow
Benjamin Cohen, corporate, New York
Blake Denton, litigation New York
Jason Hegt, litigation, New York
Kristin Mendoza, corporate, New York
Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani, corporate, New York
Peter Sluka, corporate, New York
Lilia Vazova, litigation, New York
Julie Crisp, tax, San Francisco
Kirsten Ferguson, litigation, San Francisco
Marcy Priedeman, litigation, San Francisco
Gregory Sobolski, litigation, San Francisco
Marcus Lee, corporate, Singapore
Nozomi Oda, corporate, Tokyo
Michael Bern, litigation, Washington DC
Matthew Conway, tax, Washington DC
Andrew Prins, litigation, Washington DC
Cory Tull, corporate, Washington DC