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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has elevated three of its practice group chairs to department chairs, and created a new department level role.
Denise Drake is the Labor & Employment Department Chair after serving as the Employment Disputes, Litigation and Arbitration Practice Chair for the past two years. Farah Nicol will become the firm’s new Litigation Department Chair on Nov. 1, 2019 when Russell Jones, Jr. completes his five-year tenure as Chair. Jones will continue to represent clients in complex litigation matters fulltime. Nicol has served as Co-Chair of the Products Liability and Toxic Tort Practice for the last two years.
Both attorneys are leaders in their respective national practices, and each brings nearly 30 years of legal experience to their Department Chair roles.
“Denise and Farah are highly-respected attorneys and leaders,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Chase Simmons. “They have both been a key part of our recent success and I look forward to working with them to continue to grow our Labor & Employment and Litigation Departments.”
Polsinelli has also elevated Health Care Litigation and Disputes Practice Chair Mary Clare Bonaccorsi to Cross Departmental Litigation Chair. In this new role for the firm, Bonaccorsi will focus on strategic alignment of its litigators across services lines and industries.
“Our firm is very industry-focused, and we currently have specialized litigators not just in our Litigation Department, but across all Departments,” said Simmons. “Mary Clare’s new role is a direct reflection of our focus on and success in developing industry-specific litigation across the firm, while maintaining our general commercial trial capabilities.”
“Farah, Denise and Mary Clare are all tremendous talents and I am proud that they have agreed to serve in these Department Chair roles,” said Simmons.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 875 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.
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