Allens names 50 new senior associates

12 July 2021 By Jerome Doraisamy

Global law firm Allens has promoted 50 lawyers to senior associate, extending its 2021 promotions round.

In late June, Allens named nine new partners and 15 new managing associates. Now, it has 50 new senior associates in its ranks.


The promotions were effective as of 1 July 2021.

The firm’s newest senior associates are Russ Marshall, Brittany Lawtie, Elize Conway, Carolyn Loh, Kathryn Hender, Jordan Lipski, Sarah Transmontano, Jamil Diu, Katerina Dandanis, Will Francis, Justine Gainsford, Hien Nguyen, Ari Bendet, Joanne Pak, Keenan Chiu, Sarah Glynn, Vincent Pang, Elise Blume, Lisa Gao, Miles Ma, Ollie L'Estrange, Fletcher Stewart, Madeleine Hunt, Jessye Freeman, Rachele Troup, Robert Marsh, Isobel Rosenstreich, Josie Thompson, Alice Pailthorpe, Chris Walsh, Daniel Taha, Ed Copeman, Geneva Sekula, Harry Cook, Johanna Deutsch, Josh Beale, Sarah Lunny, Elliott Burton, Christina Russell, Clara O'Loghlin, Helen Santamaria, Jonathon Holborn, Kate Fitzsimons, Isabel Burraston, Elysia Liekefett, Zainab Mahmood, Ilaria Corbett, Lijia Yang, Ria Neilson and Winnie Ma.

Speaking about the appointees, Allens managing partner Richard Spurio (pictured) said he was delighted to congratulate the new senior associates.

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“'This important career milestone recognises many years of hard work and the trusted relationships that our people have developed with our clients,” he said.

“The past year has reinforced the importance of helping our clients navigate a range of challenges and opportunities – these promotions reflect our continued focus on retaining and developing the best people.”

The news follows Clayton Utz promoting 77 legal, IT and forensic professionals,  Thomson Geer elevating 29, Mills Oakley promoting 44, KPMG appointing 17 new partners in its legal teams, Hicksons promoting six to higher positions, national firm Colin Biggers & Paisley moving 10 to senior roles, global firm Baker McKenzie elevating 23, listed firm IPH promoting 35, Meridian Lawyers promoting 12, Corrs Chambers Westgarth adding six partners from MinterEllison, Norton Rose Fulbright elevating 27, MinterEllison promoting 82 to more senior roles, Herbert Smith Freehills promoting 55, Maddocks promoting 47, Wotton + Kearney elevating 34 lawyers as part of their biggest senior promotions round in history, national firm Holding Redlich elevating 45 lawyers across the country, KWM promoting 63 staff, McCullough Robertson elevating 16 to new positions, Moray & Agnew promoting 25 to new roles, Hall & Wilcox promoting 36 to senior roles, Dentons promoting 14 to new positions, and King & Wood Mallesons adding 10 to the partnership ranks.

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