New York law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 26 lawyers to counsel and 15 to local partner beginning on January 1, 2017.
“These promotions reflect the quality and achievement of our lawyers and the truly global and diverse nature of our Firm,” said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. “They embrace 21 offices and 13 global practices, and exemplify the way in which White & Case provides worldwide support to clients on their most important, complex, cross-border legal challenges.”
In addition to the internal promotions, White & Case has hired eight counsel and seven local partners during 2016.
At White & Case, counsel is a role for senior lawyers with significant experience in a particular practice area. The title is used across the Firm, in all offices, as an alternative career path to partnership but does not preclude consideration for promotion to partner.
The position of local partner is offered in select White & Case regions and locations where it is common market practice. At present this includes offices in Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The title of local partner is a recognized career step towards admission into Firm partnership.
Below are White and Case attorneys named to Counsel in New York office:
Ipek Candan Snyder has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in New York, she advises corporate clients across a broad range of industries on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, divestitures, restructurings, reorganizations, joint ventures, spin-offs and tender offers.
Richard Graham has been named counsel in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in New York, he advises on chapter 11 proceedings, multinational bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructuring transactions.
Ash Ilkhani has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, he advises a broad range of clients on the structuring, formation and placement of a range of private equity, real estate and hedge funds.
Terry O’Brien has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, he advises on securities offerings and private equity and hedge fund transactions for both sponsors and investors.
Frank X. Schoen has been named counsel in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in New York, he advises clients on a broad range of project finance, asset finance and bank finance transactions in the power, oil & gas, infrastructure and aviation sectors.
Irina Yevmenenko has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, she advises public companies on SEC reporting requirements and other obligations including annual shareholder meetings, as well as required and best governance practices under NYSE and Nasdaq rules.