Shearman & Sterling Promotes 15 to Counsel

Promotions in Nine Offices and Across Practice Areas
30 Jan 2012

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling has promoted 15 lawyers to counsel. The new counsel represent nine offices and cover numerous practice areas.

“We are very proud of this fine group of lawyers,” said Rohan S. Weerasinghe, Shearman & Sterling’s senior partner. “Each has served clients with excellence and has shown first-rate legal skills.”

The following lawyers were promoted to counsel:

John Adams, a lawyer in the investment funds practice area in London, received an LL.B. (Hons) Law (First Class) from University College, London in 1999.

Scott A. Baggett, a lawyer in the project development and finance practice area in Singapore, received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2000 and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1990.

Yan (Chris) Chen, a lawyer in the capital markets practice area in Beijing, received a J.D. in 2002 and an LL.M. in 1997 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an LL.B. from Renmin University of China in 1994.

Jonathan R. DeFosse, a lawyer in the litigation practice area in Washington, DC, was awarded a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2002, after graduating with a B.A. from the University of Toledo in 1999.

Francoise Even, a lawyer in the capital markets practice area in Paris, received a Maîtrise en Droit from the University of Paris II in 1996 and a Diplôme from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris in 1989.

Ethan D. Harris, a lawyer in the tax practice area in Washington, DC, received a J.D., with highest honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 2002 and a B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University in 1998.

Angela (Rebecca) Marques, a lawyer in the capital markets practice area in London, earned a J.D. and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University in 2005 and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College in 2002.

Eileen O’Pray, a lawyer in the tax practice area in Palo Alto, received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2002, after graduating from Harvard College in 1999 with an A.B., magna cum laude.

Arnold Pang, a lawyer in the capital markets practice area in Hong Kong, received an LL.B. from the University of Hong Kong in 2001 and a B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1998.

Nathan D. Sawyer, a lawyer in the mergers and acquisitions practice area in New York, received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002 and a B.A. from Truman State University in 1997.

Sean J. Skiffington, a lawyer in the mergers and acquisitions practice area in Toronto, was awarded, in 2003, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business, York University. He received a BSc, with Great Distinction, from McGill University in 1999.

Michael J. Steinberg, a lawyer in the finance practice area in New York, was awarded an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia Law School in 2001 and a B.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1998.

Sanjay Thapar, a lawyer in the finance practice area in New York, obtained a J.D. in 1997 from Hofstra University School of Law and a B.B.A., magna cum laude, from Baruch College in 1994.

Alexander Uff, a lawyer in the international arbitration practice area in Paris, was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, receiving an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2004. He received a B.A. (Hons) from St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford in 1996.

James Webber, a lawyer in the antitrust practice area in London, earned an LL.B. from the University of Birmingham in 1999.

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