Reed Smith Names New Partners and Counsel

Reed Smith Names New Partners and Counsel – January 8, 2015 – Reed Smith LLP today announced the election of 24 new partners, effective January 1.  Fourteen of the new partners practice in Reed Smith’s U.S. offices; seven in the firm’s London office; and one new partner is in each of the firm’s offices in Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and Hong Kong.


Reed Smith also announced the promotion of 19 of its associates to counsel. Thirteen of the new counsel practice in Reed Smith’s U.S. offices; two in its London office; two others in its Paris office; and, one new counsel in each of its offices in Shanghai and Athens.


“We are delighted to welcome these diverse and very capable individuals as our newest partners and counsel,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner.  “They have demonstrated a commitment to the profession, this firm and their clients that is commendable.  This is an important career step for each of them and an important milestone for Reed Smith as well.  We expect great things from this group in the years ahead.”


Reed Smith’s new partners for 2015, their former positions, and the practice or industry groups to which they belong, are:




Associate Jennifer L. Ilkka, U.S. Commercial Litigation


New York

Associate Kelly B. D’Auria, Life Sciences & Health Industry Group

Associate Evan K. Farber, U.S. Commercial Litigation

Counsel C. Neil Gray, Financial Industry Group – Litigation Financial Services


Northern Virginia

Counsel Brent R. Gary, U.S. Commercial Litigation

Associate Katherine J. Seikaly, Global Regulatory Enforcement



Associate Sean P. Delaney, Real Estate



Associate Jason E. Hazlewood, U.S. Commercial Litigation

Associate Kathryn S. Nordick, Financial Industry Group – Financial Services

Associate Kenneth M. Siegel, Corporate & Securities



Associate Nicholas J. Valvanis, Financial Industry Group – Financial Services



Associate Stacy L. Haney, Global Regulatory Enforcement


San Francisco

Counsel Lilit Asadourian, Insurance Recovery


Washington, D.C.

Associate Katie C. Pawlitz, Life Sciences & Health Industry Group




Associate Iain R. Balkwill, Financial Industry Group – Financial Services

Counsel Chloe J. Carswell, Commercial Disputes EME

Associate James Cross, EME Corporate

Associate Shareena D. Edmonds, Energy & Natural Resources

Associate James B. Fisher, Financial Industry Group – Financial Services

Associate Brigid A. North, Real Estate

Associate Nicholas M. Williams, Financial Industry Group – Financial Services



Hong Kong

Associate Min Li, Litigation



Counsel John J. Tan, Global Regulatory Enforcement



Abu Dhabi

Counsel Tania S. De Swart, EME Corporate


The firm’s newly promoted counsel and their practices or industry groups are:




Adam P. Beckerink, State Tax



Susan O. Berry, Financial Industry Group – Financial Services

Peter J. Stuhldreher, Labor & Employment


Los Angeles

Anne M. Grignon, Appellate


New York

Greg Chase, Shipping

Rachel K. Marcoccia, Global Regulatory Enforcement

Meredith D. Pikser, Intellectual Property



Michael C. Falk, U.S. Commercial Litigation



Richard L. Etter, Labor & Employment

Jeffrey G. Wilhelm, Real Estate



Sara K. Kornbluh, U.S. Commercial Litigation



Edward A. Mullen, Global Regulatory Enforcement


Washington, D.C.

Kevin M. Madagan, Life Sciences & Health Industry Group




Christina Nikiforaki, Global Regulatory Enforcement



Thomas Webley, Commercial Disputes EME

Joanna T. Williams, Financial Industry Group – Financial Services Regulatory



Emmanuelle Faivre, Shipping

Brice Mathieu, Financial Industry Group – Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy




Amy Zhiyue Yin, Corporate & Securities


About Reed Smith

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