Jenner & Block announces its first London partner promotion

19 Jan 2017 , 11:50am

Luxury Law Award 2015 finalist Kelly Hagedorn has made the cut to become a partner in Jenner & Block's London office.

London's first partner promotion

White collar defence and investigations partner Kelly Hagedorn (pictured) has cut the mustard in London, becoming its first new partner promotion since the firm opened its doors in the capital two years ago. Ms Hagedorn has acted for both corporate and individual clients in a broad range of sectors, including financial services, oil and gas, and telecommunications, in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations and compliance matters.  She also has experience of conducting large scale commercial litigation before the English High Court. 

'Kelly is an exceptionally talented lawyer and her promotion to partner is an exciting moment in the development of our white collar practice in London,' said London Office Managing Partner Charlie Lightfoot.  'She is integral both to the continuing growth of our London office and to the firm’s broader international white collar practice.'


Before joining Jenner & Block in 2015, Ms Hagedorn served as a senior associate in the London office of an international law firm. She has also undertaken secondments to the Serious Fraud Office and a major telecommunications company.  At the Serious Fraud Office, she worked on a number of cases dealing with the restraint and confiscation of proceeds of crime.  During her time with the telecommunications company, she helped develop and implement the company’s group-wide anti-bribery compliance programme. Ms Hagedorn received her BA in Jurisprudence from Hertford College, University of Oxford.

Commitment to diversity

In addition to Ms Hagedorn in London, the firm has made up 10 lawyers in its home base in Chicago, three in Washington DC, three in New York and one in Los Angeles. Jenner & Block managing partner Terrence Truax praised the new partners’ ‘unwavering commitment’ to the firm’s three core values of excellence, client service and pro bono. He also noted that the new partner cohort, which contains 10 women and at least two-in-three who identify as either LGBT, a woman or from a minority ethnic background, reflects the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The London practice specialises in litigation, international arbitration, regulatory investigations and white collar crime and was opened to assist the firm’s global clients with matters that had a nexus to the UK or English law.