Jones Day names new partner-in-charge for Australia

Christopher Lovrien previously led the firm’s California region

Jones Day names new partner-in-charge for Australia
Christopher Lovrien

Jones Day has named Christopher Lovrien as its new partner-in-charge for the Australia region.

Lovrien currently sits on the firm’s partnership and advisory committees, and was partner-in-charge of Jones Day’s California region, which spans five offices, from 2015 to 2019, He also led the Los Angeles office from 2011 to 2014 as partner-in-charge.

“Many Australian corporates are global in their reach and Australia is an important market for many of Jones Day’s American, European and Asian clients”, Jones Day managing partner Gregory M. Shumaker said. “As the needs of our clients continue to grow, our world-class lawyers in Australia will play an expanding and ever more important role in advancing their interests. Chris has spent his entire career at Jones Day, has demonstrated exceptional regional leadership, and is relentless in pushing the firm’s market-leading, collaborative approach to client service to Australia and across the world”.

A Harvard Law School graduate, Lovrien first commenced with Jones Day in 1997 as a summer associate in its Washington office. He joined the Los Angeles branch in 2003 after a stint as law clerk for Judge Jerome Turner of the US District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. In 2008, he made partner.

He presently operates from Jones Day’s Los Angeles branch as a trial lawyer in the firm’s business and tort litigation practice. He has tackled high-stakes commercial disputes, class actions, and other mass tort actions.

He has also acted for companies and their boards on ESG-related matters, such as disputes with ESG raters and rankers.

“As the 13th largest economy in the world, Australia has a robust rule-of-law tradition that appreciates and values strong lawyers, and it’s an important region for our clients. Our clients view Australia as one market and we do too. We have great lawyers throughout Australia, great leaders in each of our Australia offices, and an established track record of recruiting, retaining and promoting up-from-the-ranks lawyers into the firm’s partnership”, Lovrien said. “I look forward to continuing our growth in Australia with strong coordination among our Australian offices and tight integration between Australia and Jones Day Offices across the globe”.

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