Nixon Peabody LLP has named Richard F. Langan Jr. to serve as the firm's chief executive officer and managing partner.
Mr. Langan will become leader of the firm and assume the titles of CEO and managing partner effective May 1 at which time current CEO and Managing Partner Harry P. Trueheart III will become the non-executive chairman of Nixon Peabody. While serving as CEO and managing partner, Mr. Langan will continue his legal practice in business and finance. He will be based in the firm's New York City office.
Mr. Langan has spent his entire career at Nixon Peabody. He joined the firm in 1980. Most recently he served as chair of Nixon Peabody's Business and Financial Services Department, which includes the firm's securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, finance, and related practices. Mr. Langan will remain committed to serving the firm's securities and M&A clients while serving as CEO and managing partner.
During this transition period, Mr. Langan and Mr. Trueheart will work closely on all firm matters. In his new role as non-executive chairman, Mr. Truheart will focus on client relationships, firm strategy and special projects.
Mr. Trueheart has served as the firm's CEO and managing partner since 1994. In that time, the firm has grown from a 250-lawyer regional firm with six offices to a 700-lawyer international firm with offices in 17 locations, including New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and London.