Press Release

Ropes & Gray Promotes 33 to Counsel in Offices Worldwide

Practices: Finance, Hedge Funds, Investment Management, Litigation, Private Investment Funds, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Transactions, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Business Restructuring, Securities & Public Companies, Special Situations, Tax, Real Estate Investments & Transactions

Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced today that 32 attorneys have been named counsel of the firm in its global offices

Our new counsel represent Ropes & Gray’s leading practice groups, including M&A, finance, investment management, hedge funds, private investment funds, litigation & enforcement, intellectual property transactions, intellectual property litigation, privacy & cybersecurity, business restructuring, special situations, tax & benefits and real estate. Each individual has been elevated for their commitment to providing outstanding service to our clients on questions of critical legal importance.

“We are pleased to announce the promotion of these talented attorneys,” said firm chair Brad Malt. “Clients have come to respect these individuals, and each has developed an outstanding track record of serving our clients’ complex business needs across a variety of industries and in global markets.”

Meet our new counsel:


Aditya Khanna, London

Stephen Kruse, New York

Haden Henderson, London

Arek Maczka, New York

Alexandru Mocanu, London

Nicholas O’Grady, London

Investment Management

Kirsten Lapham, London

Renee Laws, Boston

Colleen Bathen Meyer, San Francisco

Hedge Funds

Lacy Villanueva, New York

Private Investment Funds

J.A. Zaid van Giffen, Boston

Litigation & Enforcement

Anthony Biagioli, Washington, D.C.

Brendan Hanifin, Chicago

Arla Kerr, London

David Nasse, Washington, D.C.

Andrew O’Connor, Boston

Christian Rowan, Washington, D.C.

Sean Seelinger, London (currently on assignment from New York)

Arefa Shakeel, Chicago

Lindsey Sullivan, Chicago

Patrick Welsh, Boston

Intellectual Property Transactions

David Chen, Shanghai

Michael Kurzer, New York

Intellectual Property Litigation

Kathryn Hong, Silicon Valley

Han Xu, Tokyo (currently on assignment from Boston)

Privacy & Cybersecurity

Kevin Angle, Boston

Business Restructuring

Joshua Sturm, Boston

Special Situations

Kathleen Berkeley, Hong Kong

Securities & Public Companies

Matthew Byron, Boston

Tax & Benefits

Gil Ghatan, Washington, D.C.

Gabrielle Hirz, Boston

Real Estate Investment & Transactions

Richard Hanson, London