BRYAN CAVE: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Announces Election of New Board Members and MP Appointment

By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2019

Bryan Cave issued the following announcement on.

The international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced changes to its governing Board, effective Jan. 1.

George Chen (Phoenix), Oliver Glynn-Jones (London), Antony Grossman (London), Robert Hoffman (Kansas City) and Ian Weiskopf (New York) will join the Board for three-year terms. They replace Ron Emanuel (New York), Donal O’Brien (Chicago), Segun Osuntokun (London) and Bob Thompson (Kansas City), who have completed their terms. Grossman completed his previous term and has been reelected to serve a new term on the Board.

Chen is a past member of the firmwide international Executive Committee (precursor to the current Board). He served last year on the firmwide Partner Advisory Board and led the Intellectual Property Practice for the Phoenix office. He partners with long-term clients to develop, protect, enforce, defend, license and commercialize intellectual property and other business assets.

Glynn-Jones is a global co-head of the firm’s Commercial Disputes Group. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the resolution of complex, major corporate disputes and leads the firm’s team that specializes in disputes work for financial institutions. In that capacity he acts for investment and retail banks, funds, issuers, bondholders and other financial counterparties and advises across all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with his work often involving a cross-border element.

Grossman has more than 30 years’ experience working with UK real estate investment funds. He regularly handles both on and off shore fund transactions for a range of leading institutions and advises on a variety of investment management transactions, including joint ventures, raising equity, new performance fee incentive arrangements and restructuring work.

Hoffman’s practice focuses on trial and litigation of business disputes. He has experience representing both defendants and plaintiffs in cases involving all forms of commercial disputes including class actions, multidistrict litigation and significant individual claims. Hoffman has tried or otherwise resolved cases for clients in a broad range of industries such as financial institutions, retailers, manufacturing companies and professional services.

Weiskopf was previously co-leader of the firm’s US Real Estate Practice. He has extensive experience representing real estate opportunity funds, operators and developers in the real estate private equity space (with a particular emphasis on leading complex joint venture transactions covering varied asset classes).

The membership of the Board for the coming year will consist of:

Steve Baumer, St. Louis

Elizabeth Bradley, London

George Chen, Phoenix

Russell Clifford, London

Oliver Glynn-Jones, London

Antony Grossman, London

Robert Hoffman, Kansas City

James Knox, London

Robert MacGregor, London

Lee Marshall, San Francisco

Becky Nelson, St. Louis

Katie Schwarting, Charlotte

Cliff Stricklin, Denver

Ian Weiskopf, New York

Greg Worthy, Atlanta

Board Co-Chairs Therese Pritchard and Lisa Mayhew noted that BCLP’s expanded platform in 2018 has given clients access to a new breadth and depth of services, and the Board reflects this scope.

In addition to these changes to the Board, the firm also announced that Wesley Fields has been appointed managing partner of the Kansas City office. Fields has been with the firm since 1996 and concentrates his practice in the areas of public finance, corporate transactions and general business matters. He takes over MP duties from Perry Brandt, who had served as office managing partner since 2014.

“Efficient, effective leadership makes everything possible,” they said. “We thank those rotating off the Board for their years of service, and we welcome those stepping into the role. The efforts of those who take on management positions may not be as visible to those on the outside but they are critical to our success and our client service.”

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