White & Case has promoted 41 of its lawyers around the world to partnership. The promotions are effective on January 1, 2019, and represent 12 of the Firm’s global practices in 15 locations. Of those elected, 5 are competition lawyers.
“Becoming a partner is the result of many years of dedication and top quality work for our clients,” said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. “This year’s class is the largest in our history, which illustrates the level of talent we have cultivated within the Firm. As we grow the White & Case partnership through both internal promotions and lateral hires, we are poised to deliver on our 2020 Strategy.”
The new antitrust partners are:
Michael Hamburger has been named a partner in the firm’s Global Antitrust Practice in New York. Michael represents clients in both civil and criminal antitrust matters and has defended numerous companies in multijurisdictional cartel litigation. He advises companies on obtaining antitrust clearance from domestic and foreign regulatory authorities for mergers and acquisitions.
Anna Kertesz has been named a partner in the firm’s Global Antitrust Practice in Washington, DC. Anna’s practice focuses on defending clients in proposed and completed mergers before the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, and she has significant experience in the healthcare, food products, oil & gas, and technology industries.
Colin West has been named a partner in the firm’s Global Commercial Litigation Practice in New York. Colin provides clients with counsel on a range of complex contract and business disputes, bankruptcy-related litigation, litigation involving foreign sovereigns, government investigations, and antitrust matters.
Katarzyna Czapracka has been named a partner in the firm’s Global Antitrust Practice in Brussels. Katarzyna advises multinational clients on compliance with EU and international merger control rules, with a focus on the technology, telecoms, and private equity sectors. She also counsels clients on cartel investigations and abuse of dominance issues, particularly related to the exercise of IP rights.
Genevra Forwood has been named a partner in the firm’s Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Brussels, Genevra advises and litigates on a broad range of EU law, across a number of sectors ranging from energy and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and chemicals. She counsels clients on matters around state aid proceedings, economic sanctions, public procurement, environmental law, and consumer protection.