Jones Day has announced that Willis J. Goldsmith has taken over as partner-in-charge (PIC) of the firm's New York office. On January 1, Mr. Goldsmith succeeded Dennis W. LaBarre, who served as PIC for 21 years, and will continue as a partner in the firm.
Jones Day's New York office is the firm's largest with more than 300 lawyers.
Since Mr. Goldsmith will continue his practice of representing management in labor and employment matters on a full time basis, Lee Armstrong will assume the new title of office administrative partner.
Mr. Goldsmith, a Jones Day partner since 1983, has represented management in all phases of labor and employment law for nearly four decades. After practicing in the firm's Washington DC office for 22 years, he returned to New York in 2005. Nationally recognized in his field, he has been a major figure with Jones Day serving as chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice for more than 15 years. Under Mr. Goldsmith's stewardship, the Practice grew from 25 lawyers in 1991, to 140 in 2007.
Mr. Goldsmith has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and by Law & Politics as one of New York's Super Lawyers. He is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the Labor Law Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Litigation Center and the advisory board of the New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law.