While international partner promotions were essentially flat from 2021 to 2022 among Am Law 100 firms, some U.S. firms have nonetheless chosen to invest heavily in their global talent. The message from those firms has been clear: Global markets and international talent matter.

Both Covington & Burling and Goodwin Procter made a record number of partner promotions in the U.K. this year, with Covington promoting four and Goodwin promoting seven in London. Goodwin also promoted an attorney in Cambridge and two Frankfurt-based lawyers in its newest class.