In the first 10 years of our existence, we have accomplished under Joe’s leadership that which was entirely improbable when we embarked on this journey. Now we are positioning Dentons to go from being the world’s largest global law firm to the world’s leading global law firm. In recognition of all of those accomplishments, the global firm is retiring the role of global chairman.
— Elliott Portnoy, co-founder and global CEO of Dentons, commenting on his co-founder Joe Andrew’s decision to step down from the role of global chair of the megafirm to work as a partner. “I am not going to run for another term. Going out on top is something all law firm leaders aspire to do,” Andrew said. According to a firm spokesperson, Andrew will return to his practice full time “after the first quarter of next year.”
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