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Dentons promotes 28

Global law firm Dentons has promoted a “record” number of staff across offices in Australia and Papua New Guinea, including five partners.

user iconLauren Croft 28 June 2022 Big Law
Dentons promotes 28
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Twenty-eight lawyers have been promoted to senior positions across multiple Dentons offices, 20 of whom are women. The promotions include five partners, eight managing associates, two special counsel and 13 senior associates.

The newest partners at the firm are Carolina Zandarin, Leigh Wilson, Ryan Hennessey, Rachel Walker and Matthew Hennessy, with Bianca Williamson and Harriet McCormick both moving into special counsel roles.

In addition, Tamara Strack, Cassandra Brookes, Sylvia Alcarraz, Sam Wilson, Wavie Kendino, Ryan Lennon, Kellie Woods and Kerri-Ann Littlejohn have been elevated to managing associate roles.


Romina Rositano, Ashleigh Fernandez, Xiu Hui Chow, Elouise Casey, Joshua Schultz, Natasa Matijevic, Antonia Hudson, Mayland Glamcevski, Ana Sankovic, Theresa Kawi, Laura Johnson, Shirley Leung and Faraz Rashid have been appointed to senior associate roles.

Dentons Australia chair and Australasia region chief executive Doug Stipanicev said that the promotions round speaks to the growth trajectory of the firm across multiple regions and practice areas.

“It is my absolute pleasure to announce a record number of significant senior promotions, with special congratulations to Dentons’ five newest partners.

“These well-deserved promotions recognise the outstanding results achieved for our clients, and a commitment to the growth of the firm,” he said.

“We are incredibly proud of these very talented lawyers, who have achieved this important career milestone, and of our pipeline of women coming up through the ranks toward partnership.”

Dentons’ chief operations officer Maureen Migliazzo added that “Dentons has proven to be a model of adaptability”.

“We work as one, using our diverse strengths to succeed together. Our new promotions will ensure the firm’s continued success in meeting our clients’ needs and evolving expectations into the future,” she said.

This news follows a number of BigLaw promotional rounds, including 46 new appointments, including four partners, at Holding Redlich, the promotion of 46 at Hall & Wilcox, the elevation of 48 staff at Mills Oakley, the promotion of 21 at Piper Alderman and the addition of 13 new partners at King & Wood Mallesons.