Over the past four years, approximately 30 percent of all lawyers promoted to partner among the top 200 firms were women, according to a study by The American Laywer. The study looked at nearly 5,000 lawyers.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati hired named Doug Clark and Jack Sheridan as co-managing partners of the firm. Former CEO Steve Bochner, who took over the firm in August 2009, will practice corporate law full time.
Clifford Chance hired former Dewey & LeBoeuf attorneys Ivan Presant and Joseph Cosentino. The mergers and acquisitions experts will work in New York City. Clifford Chance also hired Aaron Comerford to work in its Tokyo office.
Fisher & Phillips opened offices in Boston and Memphis, bringing its nationwide total to 27 offices. Employment lawyer Joseph Ambash will lead the Boston office, while Jeff Weintraub, also an employment attorney, will lead the Memphis office.