The eight partners we present today are making associates’ lives better at the following fabulous firms: Alston & Bird, Cleary Gottlieb, Cravath, Gibson Dunn, Milbank, Shearman & Sterling, Sidley, and Simpson Thacher.
Without further ado, the envelope, please….
Marc Hanrahan. A Milbank corporate partner and Practice Group Leader of the Global Leveraged Finance Group, Hanrahan is commended for being “a master in his field, yet one of the hardest working partners out there,” “[j]ust plain classy and very respectful of his associates,” and a “[g]reat trainer [and] exceptional mentor – he inspires you to learn the law and practice at the level and with the quality he does.”
Gerard Keegan. A corporate partner at Alston & Bird, Keegan is noted for being “a real team player [who] genuinely cares about the people he works with.”
Arthur Kohn. As a Cleary Gottlieb partner who focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits, Kohn is praised for being “an excellent teacher for junior and mid-level associates,” because he can “explain issues well and likes to teach, [which] makes the practice fun.”
Richard Levin. Levin is a corporate partner and leads Cravath’s Restructuring practice. He sets the bar for the firm in nearly all survey categories.
Benjamin Nagin. A Sidley litigation partner, Nagin is rated as better than other partners, or sets the bar for the firm, in all survey categories.
Danforth Newcomb. An associate praises Newcomb, an of counsel at Shearman & Sterling, for giving “a lot of great practical advice on how to improve my writing” and for being “[a]bsolutely amazing.”
Bill Russell. Russell, a Simpson Thacher litigation partner, is “a great lawyer and an even better human being — a rare combination in Biglaw,” and “takes the time to answer questions, gives great feedback, and lets you know exactly how you’re doing.”
Jeff Trinklein. Trinklein, a Gibson Dunn tax partner, received the highest ratings in nearly all survey categories, and is, “quite simply, one of the nicest human beings you will ever meet.”
In the coming weeks we will highlight partners in other cities whom associates enjoy working with. If you feel you are at a firm where there are no good partners to work for and you are considering a transition, let Lateral Link help you make a lateral move.