Norton Rose Fulbright promotes 47 lawyers to partner and director worldwide

Global Press release - Firm January 6, 2021

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that 47 of its lawyers received promotions to partner in locations around the world and director in South Africa, effective January 1, 2021.

The promotions span 11 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s global practice groups: litigation and disputes (14 lawyers); corporate, M&A and securities (10); banking and finance (9); employment and labor (4); bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency (3); real estate (3); risk advisory (2); tax (2); data protection, privacy and cybersecurity (1); intellectual property (1); and projects (1). The firm promoted 25 female lawyers globally, representing 53 percent of the promotions.

Gerry Pecht, Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Chief Executive, commented:

“I would like to congratulate this impressive group of lawyers on this accomplishment. Practicing in 22 offices across 11 countries on six continents, these lawyers reflect the truly global nature of Norton Rose Fulbright and its wide range of client offerings. Most importantly, our firm’s continued focus on diversity and inclusion is showing positive results, with female lawyers accounting for more than half of our promotions.”

Promotion details, including lawyer name, practice and location, can be found below.



  • Heather Cameron (employment and labor, Ottawa)
  • Kate Findlay (litigation and disputes, Toronto)
  • Jennifer Hodgins (employment and labor, Toronto)
  • Renée Loiselle (corporate, M&A and securities, Montréal)
  • Kaitlin Long (litigation and disputes, Calgary)
  • Michael Manhas (litigation and disputes, Vancouver)
  • Laila Paszti (corporate, M&A and securities/data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Toronto)
  • Noah Schein (banking and finance, Toronto)
  • Aaron Stephenson (bankruptcy, financial restructuring & insolvency/litigation and disputes, Calgary)
  • Liza Volpiana (real estate, Vancouver)
  • Rowan Weaver (corporate, M&A and securities, Toronto)

Europe, Middle East and Asia

South Africa*

United States

  • Bob Bruner (bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency, Houston)
  • Jay Edward Slovacek Greathouse (corporate, M&A and securities/healthcare transactions, San Antonio)
  • Sumera Khan (litigation and disputes, Houston)
  • Mary Kimura (banking and finance/public finance, San Francisco)
  • Utsav Mathur (litigation and disputes/energy and infrastructure, Houston)
  • Nancy Montmarquet (tax, New York)
  • William Nicholson (projects, New York)
  • Craig Oliver (corporate, M&A and securities, Dallas)
  • Adrienne Sebring (banking and finance/corporate finance, New York)
  • Katie Van Dyk (real estate, Austin)


*Lawyers in South Africa were promoted to directors