Michael R. Nelson, chairman of Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, LLC, has announced that Robert T. Horst, chair of the firm's Complex Litigation department, will assume the responsibilities of managing partner.
This is a change for the firm in that Nelson previously held both the managing partner and chairman responsibilities. In a statement announcing Mr. Horst's elevation, Mr. Nelson said that "the firm is in very capable hands with Bob Horst leading the firm as it fulfills its mission to protect the insurance industry's business practices by providing intelligence and vision relative to the changing legal environment."
Mr. Nelson, who will retain the position of chairman, will be responsible for the firm's strategic planning and expansion as well as continuing his role as spokesperson for the firm, representing it throughout the insurance industry and its associations.
Martin H. Karo, partner in the litigation department, will assume the chair responsibility of the vacated Complex Litigation department.