WASHINGTON, November 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stephen J. Brogan, Managing partner of Jones Day since 2002 announced the appointment of Gregory M. Shumaker in place of Managing partner of Jones Day from January 1, 2023. He thus becomes the eighth Managing partner in 130 years of the Firm’s history.
Jones Day is an international law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices around the world. It’s a Partnership integrated global organization with a unique governance system which provides, among other things, that its Managing partner is appointed by his predecessor, who is best placed to assess the firm’s growth opportunities and identify the partner best able to continue the firm’s development. In addition to Mr. Brogan, previous Managing partners of Jones Day are Frank Ginn (1913-1937 which created the status of Manager [20 ans après la création du cabinet]), Tom Jones (1938-1947), Jack Reavis (1948-1974), Allen Holmes (1975-1983), Dick Pogue (1984-1992) and Pat McCartan (1992-2002).
Mr. Shumaker is a graduate of brown university and the Faculty of Law Notre Dame Universitywhere he was editor of the Law Review. He has spent his entire career with Jones Day in the office of Washington. Mr. Shumaker was co-opted a partner in the firm in 1997 and has since held numerous management positions. In particular, he was partner in charge of the office of Washingtonpartner in charge of global recruitment and since 2015 has led the practice Global conflicts of the Firm, which has more than 200 lawyers worldwide who act in international arbitrations, investigations and cross-border litigation before courts outside the United States. In his 35 years with Jones Dayhe has been involved in numerous high-profile litigation, including the Detroit bankruptcy, the largest single-city bankruptcy ever
” Greg Shumaker is a talented lawyer and recognized leader “said Mr. Brogan. ” It is a “pure product” Jones Day where he retired from his career as an intern in the summer of 1986. He has the ability, dedication and instinct to lead the Firm and enable it to continue its incredible success. He will be able to seize opportunities while assuming the responsibilities incumbent on the Firm and the legal profession as a whole. »
” Greg Shumaker is a born, charismatic leader endowed with an iron will, serving the interests of our clients and the Firm. He will be a great leader and will be able to protect our institution and the approximately 20,000 people who depend on it. Jones Day is happy that Greg Shumaker agreed to become the 8th Managing partner in its history. »
” I participated in the recruitment of Greg Shumaker in 1986. At that time already, I had noted exceptional qualities and strength of character that would one day perhaps allow him to lead our firm. This day has arrived. »
” Steve Brogan is one of the partners who will have had the greatest impact on the long history of Jones Day said Mr. Shumaker. ” I admired his exceptional leadership skills and charisma when we first met at my law school job interview over 35 years ago. Serving the Cabinet for nearly half a century, he worked tirelessly to transform Jones Day to grow a recognized national law firm, based in the Midwest, into a uniquely integrated global partnership, in which attorneys from all offices work together to provide the highest quality of service to clients. »
Under the direction of Mr. Brogan, Jones Day expanded to 600 lawyers and 18 additional offices, has its presence in Australia, expanded into Latin America and reopened offices in the Middle East. At the same time, the Firm continued to improve the quality of its legal services, becoming the only firm to feature for six consecutive years at the top of the “Client Service A-Team” ranking (survey on the quality of legal services provided by law firms) carried out by BTI Consulting each year.
Mr. Brogan further developed the pro bono commitments of Jones Day. He is at the origin of the implementation of a program dedicated to the defense of asylum seekers who have crossed the southern border of the United States. Since 2014, Jones Day thus manages sites that function as virtual courts along the border and now has a fully operational office in Laredoto Texasstaffed by lawyers and staff from all offices of the Firm who report throughout the year. Jones Day also provided assistance to asylum seekers in the Lesbos refugee camps in Greece. To date, more than 1,000 lawyers, from almost all of the firm’s offices, have participated in these actions, which have provided legal assistance to more than 15,000 people.
” Steve Brogan likes to say that it is not people who change great institutions, but great institutions that change people “says Mr. Shumaker. ” This is certainly true in general, but there is no doubt that over the past 20 years, as Managing Partner of Jones Day, Steve Brogan transformed the scope of the firm’s services while diminishing the values and operating principles that make it a unique and successful institution. It is a great honor and a great responsibility to carry on his legacy and continue the firm’s commitment to the profession and to the rule of law around the world. »
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