A&O Shearman Names Its First Global Leadership Team

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I am honored that the partnership has put its trust in me to lead A&O Shearman as its first senior partner.

Working closely with Hervé [Ekué], Adam [Hakki], Doreen [Lilienfeld], and other senior leadership, as A&O Shearman we will take forward our combined expertise and deep legal knowledge to achieve unparalleled outcomes for our clients on their increasingly complex legal and commercial challenges, wherever they and we operate in the world.

— Khalid Garousha, who was recently elected as senior partner of A&O Shearman, commenting on what he and his leadership team will be able to accomplish for the newly merged firm in the future. Effective May 1, Garousha will be joined by Hervé Ekué as managing partner, Adam Hakki as co-chair of the firm’s global board and executive committee (as well as chair of the firm’s U.S. business), and Doreen Lilienfeld as co-managing partner of the firm’s U.S. business. Wim Dejonghe, Allen & Overy’s current senior partner, had this to say about the merged firm’s new senior leadership team: “A&O Shearman will bring together some of the greatest legal talent in the world while maintaining a focus on clients, our people and wider society. I’m delighted to pass the leadership baton to Khalid, Hervé, Adam, and Doreen on May 1, and I wish them all every success in their new roles at A&O Shearman.”


Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter and Threads or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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