Global law firm White & Case LLP today announced a new Executive Committee, the Firm's decision-making body. The Executive Committee comprises four partners, including Chairman Hugh Verrier, who named the new appointments.
In addition to Verrier, who was re-elected White & Case Chairman in June, the newly appointed Executive Committee members are:
(1) Jacquelyn MacLennan – antitrust partner and Executive Partner of the Firm's Brussels office, whose role on the Executive Committee will be to focus on client relationship initiatives. She will also work closely with the Firm's leadership and partners in Asia to build out the Firm's practice in China and other high-growth Asian markets.
(2) David Koschik – banking partner in New York and Regional Section Head of Banking in the Americas, who will lead initiatives focused on increasing efficiency and innovation in client service delivery. He will also focus on growing the New York office and strengthening the Firm's leadership position in Latin America.
(3) Oliver Brettle – employment partner and Executive Partner of the Firm's London office, who was previously named to the Executive Committee by Verrier in September 2009 and who has been re-appointed to his post to help the Firm build a "one-firm culture," including initiatives focused on people development. He will also be responsible for growing the London office and further integrating the Firm's regional practices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
All will continue their client-facing roles, in addition to taking on their new Executive Committee responsibilities.
"Over the past four years, we have put in place a global structure to better serve our clients," said Verrier. "Now, the four of us will make sure we realize our strategic priorities: staying close to our clients, innovating our client service delivery and strengthening our one-firm culture."
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