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After Exits, Kasowitz Names Co-Managing Partners

After Exits, Kasowitz Names Co-Managing Partners

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business Leadership changes are afoot at Kasowitz Benson Torres where high-profile founder Marc E. Kasowitz will be assisted by two co-managing partners handling the firm’s day-to-day administration. On Tuesday, the firm named Cindy Caranella Kelly and Wallace L. Schwartz Co-Managing Partners of Administration. They are members of the firm’s management

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Duane Morris Announces Leadership Change at Helm

After ten years as Chairman and CEO of Duane Morris LLP, John J. Soroko is stepping down. Matthew A. Taylor, 53, currently vice chairman and head of the firm’s trial practice group, will take over in January as Duane Morris’ ninth Chairman and CEO, the Philadelphia firm announced today. Soroko, 66, will become Chairman Emeritus and return full-time to his litigation,

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Southern California Law Firm Announces New Managing Partner

San Diego-based Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP announced today that John D. Alessio, who focuses on complex class actions and business and employment litigation, will serve as the firm’s managing partner beginning Jan. 1. Alessio, 48, will replace Tom W. Turner Jr., 63, who will return to full-time legal work as a partner and team

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Irell Elects First African American Managing Partner

By Elizabeth Olson, Big Law Business Irell & Manella LLP has elected Ellisen S. Turner as the firm’s managing partner. Turner, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office who is the hiring chair and an executive committee member, is Irell’s first African-American managing partner. He will succeed Andrei Iancu who is completing his second three-year term,

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Announces New Leader in London

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has announced a leadership change in London. Tim Frazer, a UK solicitor focusing on antitrust law, is stepping down as head of the London office after 10 years in the management role, effective Sept. 1. Frazer plans to retire at the end of the year, a firm spokesperson told Big


Hunton & Williams Replaces D.C. Leadership Following Exits

Hunton & Williams’ on Monday announced several leadership changes in Washington, D.C. following the departure of its former office managing partner for Shearman & Sterling. The firm’s new D.C. managing partner Wendell L. Taylor has replaced antitrust lawyer David A. Higbee, who recently left the firm with four other Hunton & Williams attorneys for Shearman

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Polsinelli Nominates Real Estate Lawyer to Succeed Chair

Polsinelli’s Real Estate Practice Group Chair, F. Chase Simmons, has been nominated to take over as firm chairman when current chairman Russell Welsh steps down in January 2019. Kansas City-based Simmons, 45, who also is chair of the firm’s Real Estate Equity Group, will serve an 18-month term as vice chair before assuming the reins,


The Role of Law Firm GCs is Expanding (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This column is written by a lawyer who specializes in advising attorneys and law firms on ethics, mergers, dissolution and other issues.  By Anthony Davis, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP “Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away…” law firms didn’t have General Counsel or CLOs (“Chief Legal Officers”). The almost