Bloomberg Law
Sept. 24, 2020, 7:27 PM

Freshfields Taps First Woman Leader, Still Rare in Big Law

Elizabeth Olson
Elizabeth Olson
Special Correspondent

Georgia Dawson has been named to lead London-founded Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, making her the first woman to head the Magic Circle firm.

The leader of the firm’s Asia dispute resolution practice becomes senior partner and will head a new team composed of Alan Mason, Rafique Bachour and Rick van Aerssen, the firm announced. She takes over from senior partner Edward Braham in January.

London-founded Freshfields has been undergoing a vigorous growth in the U.S., hiring experienced female lawyers to expand its stateside footprint.

The firm opened an office this year in Silicon Valley with five lawyers from firms including Davis ...

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