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07/14/14

Pillsbury Overhauling Its Leadership




This month Pillsbury has made some major changes in its leadership for practice are operations. While the latest move was to appoint noted real estate attorney Scott E. Barat as the managing partner of the law firm's Northern Virginia office, there were a series of changes made earlier this month, and there're still two more weeks left.

In the beginning of the month of July, Pillsbury announced major changes in middle-level leadership though there has been no significant change at the top. Deborah Baum, David Snyder, and Sheila Harvey were confirmed as Department Chairs, respectively of Litigation and Intellectual Property, Business Department, and Regulatory Department. As Department Chairs, they will be focusing on building the client base of the firm in close collaboration with the Board and Practice Section leaders.

Christoper Zochowski was appointed as the firm-wide Practice Section Leader for the Corporate & Securities Practice; James Kelly was appointed as the leader of the firm's Private Equity Team; James Simpson joined John Manuel as co-leader of the Energy & Infrastructure Projects Team, and William Bonano was appointed head of the Federal Tax Controversy and Tax Policy Team.

Major changes were also made in the leaderships of the industry teams of Pillsbury, and Jeffrey Delaney and Julie Mayo were chosen to lead the law firm's Industry Team for Energy.

However, the latest change: that of appointing Scott E. Barat as the managing partner of the firm's Northern Virginia office drew sufficient industry attention to have Washington Post cover the news in a feature.

Pillsbury's press release on the matter mentioned that Barat has been ranked in Chambers USA every year since 2008 for Construction law practice. Washington Post observed that in his more than two decades of practice as a real estate attorney, Barat has witnessed both the expansion and downsizing of Pillsbury's office in Northern Virginia. In the 1990's Pillsbury's presence in Northern Virginia went up from a staff strength of about a dozen lawyers to close to 100. That number has, since then, right-sized itself to 45.

Barat has been associated with the Northern Virginia office since its earliest days, because the first office of legacy firm Shaw Pittman was created primarily to cater to real estate developers. As a real estate lawyer, Barat became associated with the office. The firm merged with Pillsbury Winthrop in 2005.

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This news originally appeared on BCGsearch.com: Pillsbury Overhauling Its Leadership
 
 
 
 
 
 




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