There’s a new partner in charge over at Lewis Brisbois in the wake of the mass departure of more than 130 attorneys from the firm’s employment practice.
Gregory Katz — who currently serves as the firm’s vice chair, managing partner of its New York office, and co-chair of its general liability and transportation practices — was unanimously elected by the management committee to lead Lewis Brisbois as firmwide managing partner.
Katz landed his new role at Lewis Brisbois following not just the disbandment and later expansion of the firm’s executive committee, but a decision made by Bob Lewis, the firm’s co-founder and longtime chair, to step away from leading the firm.
As noted by the American Lawyer, Lewis offered Katz his praise in a statement released by the firm: “Greg has proven himself to be an outstanding leader since he joined us 13 years ago and is clearly the right choice for this role. I believe Greg and our expanded management committee will do great things to carry on the traditions of this firm.”
Congratulations to Greg Katz on his new leadership position, and best of luck leading Lewis Brisbois into the future.
Lewis Brisbois’ New York Office Leader Tapped To Serve As Firmwide Managing Partner [The American Lawyer]
Lewis Brisbois Names New Leader After 100-Plus Lawyers Exit Firm [Bloomberg Law]
Earlier: Biglaw Firm Plagued By Exodus Of 100+ Lawyers Suffers Another Blow As Its Chair Steps Down
Partners Lead Mass Defection From Biglaw Firm, With Up To 140 Lawyers Set To Join New Boutique
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