2019 Acritas Stars features 147 Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers

Global Press release March 2019

Acritas has named 147 Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers to its 2019 Acritas Stars list, which serves as “a source of highly recommended lawyers, put together purely by the clients who pay for those lawyers, with no influence from law firms.”

Following four years of research, Acritas has reviewed more than 10,000 independent nominations of lawyers from law firm clients around the world. More than 8,000 individual lawyers have been identified altogether from 4,300 clients.

Of these lawyers, the Acritas Stars received nominations from more than one client and are hailed as “stand-out lawyers, who create a significant uplift in client satisfaction, advocacy and share of wallet.”

The nominations are collected during a broader research study of senior in-house counsel, Acritas’ global Sharplegal study. The research has revealed the huge impact Acritas Stars make on a variety of performance metrics, including “quality of expertise, closeness to client, being innovative and cost-effective[ness].”

In Acritas’ most recent Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index, Norton Rose Fulbright ranked fourth overall. The global law firm finished fourth for four straight years and placed in the top five for five consecutive years.

Acritas is a global legal services market business research firm, which also conducts Norton Rose Fulbright’s market-leading Litigation Trends Annual Survey.


Liz Allnutt Perth
Mark Attard Melbourne
Keira Brennan Brisbane
Ka-Chi Cheung Melbourne
Tricia Hobson Sydney
Elisa de Wit Melbourne
Nigel Jones Melbourne
Chanel Mercurio                          Melbourne
Ganga Narayanan Melbourne
Nicole Wearne Melbourne
Rebecca Whittle Sydney


Marcus Archer Calgary
Dan Bennett Vancouver
Gregory Bordan Montreal
Richard Borden Calgary
Michael Bunn Toronto
Mario Caron Montreal
François Côté Montreal
Neil Davie Vancouver
Jeremy Devereux Toronto
Terence Dobbin Toronto
Thierry Dorval Montreal
David Eeles Calgary
Wayne Fedun Calgary
François Fontaine Montreal
Linda Fuerst Toronto
Patrick Galizia Montreal
Alan Harvie Calgary
Pierre-Paul Henrie Ottawa
Clarke Hunter Calgary
Kevin Johnson Calgary
Correna Jones Calgary
Stephen Kelly Montreal
Olivier Kott Montreal
Eric Lefebvre Montreal
Dion Legge Calgary
Steven Leitl Calgary
Steve Malas Montreal
Margaret Mason Vancouver
Martin Masse Ottawa
Tate McLeod Ottawa
Michael Moher Toronto
Allyson Whyte Nowak Toronto
Andrew Pritchard Ottawa
Paul Raymond Montreal
Martin Rochette Quebec
Vincent Rochette Quebec
John Sampson Vancouver
Barry Segal Toronto
Cathy Singer Toronto
Roger Smith Calgary
Walied Soliman Toronto
Meghan Stewart Montreal
Randy Sutton Toronto
Troy Ungerman Toronto
Richard Wagner Ottawa
John West Toronto
Peter Wiazowski                          Montreal


Duncan Batchelor                      London
Andreas Börner Munich
Alexey Borodak Moscow
Giles Brand London
Cecilia Buresti Milan
Berend Crans Amsterdam
Uwe Eppler Hamburg
Jill Gauntlett London
Chris Grieves London
Bob Haken London
Philippe Hameau Paris
Jonathan Herbst London
Sun Hong Shanghai
Salvatore Iannitti Milan
Craig Loveless Singapore
Daniel Metcalfe London
Nick Merritt Singapore
Fiona Millington London
Karine Montagut Paris
Andrey Panov Moscow
Mohammed Paracha Dubai
Attilio Pavone Milan
Sherina Petit London
Maria Ross London
David Shearer London
Mark Simpson London
Remco Smorenburg Amsterdam
Peter Snowdon London
Joanne Emerson Taqi Bahrain
Anna Tipping Singapore
Julian Traill Moscow
Paul Vine Amsterdam
Klaus von Gierke Hamburg
David Whear London
Mark Lloyd Williams                      London
Lynn Yang Shanghai

South Africa

Karen Ainslie                                       Johannesburg
Patrick Bracher Johannesburg
Michael Dale Johannesburg
Michelle David Johannesburg
Brian Denny Durban
Lauren Fine Cape Town
Ross Lomax Johannesburg
André Vos Johannesburg
Marianne Wagener Johannesburg
Marelise van der Westhuizen             Johannesburg


C. Mark Baker Houston
Jerry Bell                                                     Austin
Clayton Binford San Antonio
John Boehm Riyadh
Brandon Byrne Dallas
Shauna Clark Houston
Carter Crow Houston
William Davis Houston
Thomas Dowdell Washington DC
James Dreyfus New York
Larry Franceski Washington DC
Mark Garrett Austin
Joseph Graham Houston
Kenneth Hansen Washington DC
Glen Hettinger Dallas
Charles Johnson Sao Paulo
Daryl Lansdale Houston
Gene Lewis Denver
Justin Long Austin
Jeffrey Margulies Los Angeles
James Marlin New York
John Mauel Houston
Michael McCourt Sao Paulo
Saul Perloff San Antonio
Yvonne Puig Austin
Eagle Robinson Austin
Bryn Sappington Dallas
Donald Strauber New York
Neil Thomas Houston
Ross Viguet Dallas

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United States and Latin America

Dan McKenna, US Director, Communications
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Rachel Lailey, Content Manager
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Europe, Middle East and Asia

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Tel +44 20 7444 2890

Notes for editors:

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The firm has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Recognized for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk advisory group, the firm leverages its industry experience with its knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Norton Rose Fulbright operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity and integrity, aiming to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.