As announced by the firm last month, the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team is pleased to share that Bryan Cave LLP has completed the process of naming a successor to Don Lents as Chair of the Firm. Therese (“Terry”) Pritchard will serve as Chair-Elect until the completion of Don’s term on September 30, 2014. Terry will then become the first woman in the firm’s 140-year history to hold the role of chair.
The Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team is pleased to welcome Terry as our incoming chair, particularly in light of her vast regulatory expertise. Terry joined the firm in 1999, resident in the Washington DC office, having earlier served in several senior positions in government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Thrift Supervision. For more than 30 years, she has concentrated her practice on securities and financial institutions enforcement and litigation, representing major public companies, banks, accounting firms, broker-dealers, investment advisors, mutual funds, hedge funds and individuals under investigation by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA and the federal banking agencies. Terry has held a number of leadership roles at Bryan Cave, including serving on the Executive Committee, as leader of the firm’s White Collar, Securities Enforcement and Litigation Client Service Group, and as Coordinator of our Asia practice.
Bryan Cave’s full press release about the appointment of Terry as Chair-Elect is available here.