London – January, 10 2023 – International law firm Jenner & Block is pleased to announce that Christine Braamskamp is the new Managing Partner of its London office. Christine took the reins from Partner Charlie Lightfoot who held the position for seven years.
“With confidence, vision, and judgment, Charlie developed Jenner & Block’s reputation in the London market, particularly in International Arbitration, Litigation, and Investigations, Compliance, and Defense,” said Co-Managing Partners Katya Jestin and Randy Mehrberg. “Christine is a natural leader who will seamlessly carry on London’s successful trajectory, bringing a growth mindset and valuable experience to the role.”
Since joining Jenner in 2018, Christine has become an indispensable member of the partnership and respected leader within the firm and in the London office. She currently serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Investigations Department, the Investigations, Compliance, and Defense Practice, and co-founded the Culture Risk and Sensitive Investigations Practice. She also serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Positive Workplace Committee and is an elected member of Jenner & Block’s Policy Committee. Highly regarded in the London market, she has been instrumental in building client relationships and growing the firm’s reputation internationally.
“What sets Jenner & Block apart in the London market is its ethos: an unwavering commitment to excellence, collaboration across practices and borders, and service to its community,” said Christine. “Since 2015, the office has grown from a pair of lawyers to more than 20, established its reputation as a real player in the London legal market, and been recognized as the number one ranked firm for international pro bono service. Charlie charted a tremendous course, and we have an ambitious growth plan that I am excited to take forward in this next phase of expansion for the London office.”
Charlie, who joined Jenner & Block in 2015 as one of the London office’s first lateral partners, will continue leading the firm’s International Arbitration Practice and disputes work in London.
Through targeted hires and internal promotions, the headcount of the London team nearly tripled during Charlie’s tenure. With more space needed to accommodate this growth, Charlie oversaw the London office’s move into new space at 10 Exchange Square, Broadgate in late 2022.
“Completing the office move was a major milestone in the office’s story and with that achieved, it feels like the right moment for me to focus on our rapidly growing disputes practice,” Charlie said. “I am delighted that Christine is stepping in to lead and build on our success in London.”
ABOUT THE LONDON OFFICE
Since opening in 2015, Jenner & Block’s London office has built a powerful reputation for representing clients in their most significant and challenging matters. Building on Jenner & Block’s long history of excellence in high-profile disputes, our London office supports clients worldwide in the following core areas of practice: International Arbitration; Litigation; Investigations, Compliance, and Defense; and Intellectual Property.
Uniquely positioned at the intersection of law, business, and policy, our London lawyers provide deep insight and experience to clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, contentious restructuring, and insolvency, defense, technology, manufacturing, energy and infrastructure, natural resources, and healthcare and life sciences.
ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK
Founded in 1914, Jenner & Block is a law firm with global reach with offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. The firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. The firm has been widely recognized for securing significant litigation victories from the state level through to the United States Supreme Court. Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies, Native American tribes, and venture capital and private equity investors.