Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that its executive committee has unanimously approved the selection of Thomas P. Fitzgerald as managing partner of the firm. The executive committee also named Thomas J. Frederick to head its litigation practice globally and Rex L. Sessions to lead the labor and employment practice group. Mr. Fitzgerald will assume the role of managing partner in August of this year when James M. Neis, the firm's current managing partner steps down.
Mr. Fitzgerald is a partner in the firm's tax practice. He counsels clients on tax issues related to corporate transactions as well as tax controversy matters.
Mr. Frederick succeeds Dan Webb and Terry Grimm, who served as vice chair, as chairman of Winston & Strawn's firm wide litigation department.
Mr. Sessions has broad experience in all areas of labor and employment relations law. He serves on the firm's compensation and diversity committees and acts as employment law counsel to the firm.
Prominent intellectual property practitioner Liisa M. Thomas recently joined Winston & Strawn as a partner. Ms. Thomas focuses her practice on trademark, promotions and advertising law, with a particular emphasis on youth marketing and privacy laws.
Winston & Strawn has announced that partners Nicholas Ulmer, in the firm's Geneva office, and Ronald E.M. Goodman, Ph.D., in the firm's Washington, DC office, have been named co-heads of its International Arbitration practice group.
The Washington, DC office of Winston & Strawn has received the second annual Leadership Award conferred by the Hispanic Bar Association of DC in recognition of its commitment to and success in recruiting and retaining Hispanic attorneys.
Winston & Strawn has expanded its litigation capabilities and hired Jamie E. Harrison as a partner in the firm's London office. Mr. Harrison's practice involves a wide range of commercial and corporate litigation and arbitration matters for a sophisticated client base that includes multinational corporations and financial institutions.
Winston & Strawn's litigation practice was named as one of the strongest in the United States in the most recent Litigation Department of the Year feature from The American Lawyer magazine. The firm's arbitration capabilities have regularly been ranked by The Legal 500 . Winston & Strawn's London office opened in 2003 and has grown to 14 attorneys.