Allens adds even dozen to partnership, surpasses representation target

The firm had pledged to have 35% female representation in the partnership by 2022

Allens adds even dozen to partnership, surpasses representation target
Elyse Adams, Adrian Amer, Hannah Biggins, Miranda Cummings, Stephanie Malon, Rebecca Pleming, David Rountree, Monisha Sequiera, Simon Sherwood, Ngoc Anh Tran, Yu Zhang, Lisa Zhou

Allens has elevated 12 lawyers to its partnership and surpassed a representation target it set back in 2017.

The firm had pledged to have 35% female representation in the partnership by 2022, its bicentennial anniversary. When the appointments take effect on 1 July, Allens’ partnership will be more than 37% women.

The new partners are as follows:

  • Elyse Adams – TMT
  • Adrian Amer – M&A
  • Hannah Biggins – M&A
  • Miranda Cummings – disputes and investigations 
  • Stephanie Malon – funds, super and wealth
  • Rebecca Pleming – real estate and development
  • David Rountree – TMT
  • Monisha Sequiera – disputes and investigations 
  • Simon Sherwood – disputes and investigations
  • Ngoc Anh Tran – corporate
  • Yu Zhang – banking and finance
  • Lisa Zhou – banking and finance

“We are delighted that we will exceed our gender target of at least 35% female partners during 2022, our 200th year. The firm has taken deliberate steps over many years across structure, culture and policy to achieve this result,” chair Fiona Crosbie said. “As a firm, we strive to foster a culture where gender equality is the norm.”

In line with its 40:40:20 goal, the firm has committed to further increasing female representation in the partnership to 40% by 2025.

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