Exactly a year after the Stanford Law School Report “Retaining and Advancing Women in National Law Firms”* it was confirmed today that Sue Kench will be taking on the role of Global Managing Partner of King & Wood Mallesons from 1 June 2017. She has spent the last four years as Chief Executive Partner, Australia.
Furthermore, Freshfields have confirmed that disputes Partner Georgia Dawson will be stepping into the role of Asia Managing Partner. According to The Lawyer Magazine, this is the first time that a female Partner has taken the role in over a decade**.
“It’s fantastic to see such high profile appointments of talented women in Big Law. King & Wood Mallesons has experienced unbelievable upheaval over the last two years, so Sue Kench will likely walk the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher and rule as the Iron Lady.
Meanwhile, Georgia Dawson will inspire many female (and male) Disputes lawyers around the world with her ability to lead from the front, win such high profile mandates and to run the regional strategy and management of the Magic Circle Firm.
I look forward to seeing how these appointments continue to help shape the roles of Women in international law firms” says Nick Crasner, one of the world’s top legal search consultants and Founding Partner of Crasner Consulting.