SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS (AUSTRALIA)
Squire Patton Boggs made three internal promotions this year, taking the partnership to 20. And after three years and over 100 interviews for potential lateral hires, the firm has finally found two who are the right cultural, strategic and financial fit.
“Part of the success can be attributed to selling our vision and our differentiators, one of them being that as a global firm we work in a truly collaborative and borderless way,” says managing partner John Poulsen.
“Work is shared across the Nullarbor and not defined by region, and that is reflected in our reporting structures. Globally our firm does not have a head office – rather centres of management and support.
“As a global board member, I along with my colleagues I am responsible to ensure that collaboration is real. Lateral hires are attracted by prominently our values, global footprint and our quality of work.”
Litigation, construction disputes, real estate and infrastructure, mid-tier M&A work and financial services have all been big drivers of work for the firm over the last 12 months.
“We are hitting and exceeding our budgets and I am very thankful to our whole team of amazing people,” Poulsen says.