Lawyer Monthly - May 2022

LAWYER MOVES Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has announced the appointment of Ash Banerjee as its Global Chief Information Officer. Banerjee first joined Dentons in 2021 as Chief Information Officer in an interim capacity, bringing more than 25 years of experience leading technology and digital transformations across multifaceted organisations. As full-time CIO, he is expected to continue his efforts leading Dentons’ technology transformation and drive its technology innovation worldwide. Before joining Dentons, Banerjee served as Hogan Lovells’s Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Americas region – a position in which he was responsible for a global team of more than 300 employees. Prior to this, he was Chief Information Officer at WilmerHale, and has also served in senior technologyfocused roles at EMI Music, Equant, Global One, and Heidrick & Struggles. His appointment comes as part of a series of critical additions made by Dentons to its global leadership team. Other recent appointments include Billy Curley as Global Chief Financial Officer, Neelima Paladugu as Global Chief People Officer, Kate Broer as Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity and Aragon St-Charles as Global Head of ESG. “I am honoured to continue as Dentons’ Global Chief Information officer in a full-time capacity,” Banerjee said in a statement. “I look forward to leading strategic information and technology initiatives, in order to tackle the challenges that our Firm faces, and to identify opportunities that will positively impact our clients and our people, and to help build an amazing digitally enabled firm.” Dentons Names Former Hogan Lovells CIO to Permanent Position Global law firm Jones Day announced has announced the hire of Jennifer Kane as counsel in its Business & Tort Litigation Practice, based in Jones Day’s Atlanta Office. Kane represents companies in the consumer products, medical device, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors in high-risk matters in federal and state venues nationwide. In joining the Business & Tort Litigation Practice, she brings extensive experience in all phases of litigation, from discovery to mediation and trial. She is also skilled in litigation management, acting as a national coordinating attorney for large consumer products clients. Kane has served on trial teams in dozens of highstakes commercial disputes and was a key member of the team that was recognized for earning one of the National Law Journal’s “Top Defense Verdicts”. Jones Day’s Business Tort & Litigation Practice comprises litigators who represent major companies and organisations in multi-district litigation, coordinated state proceedings, product liability cases, class actions and other high-stakes business disputes. Stephanie Parker, co-leader of the practice, welcomed Kane’s arrival. “Jennifer’s experience with mass tort and product liability litigation is an excellent complement to a key strength of our global practice group,” she said. “Her knowledge across multiple industries and both federal and state jurisdictions will be an asset to our clients.” Counsel Hire Boosts Jones Day’s Business &Tort Litigation Practice inAtlanta 11 MAY 2022 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM

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