Posted Jul 16, 2007 11:41 pm CDT
Bingham McCutchen is putting a new partner at the helm of its San Francisco office, following the departure of seven partners and several associates since the beginning of the year.
The new office leader is Geoffrey Howard, 40, who has been jointly heading the firm’s complex litigation practice group, reports New York Lawyer. This is the first time there has been an on-site managing partner of the San Francisco office since 2002.
Despite the departure of six partners, and, in the latest news, an announcement that Alfred Pfeiffer Jr., an antitrust practice leader, is leaving, too, the office is in good shape, according to Howard. “There’s a strong and significant group of people that are committed to being here — I wouldn’t have taken the job if there wasn’t — and I plan to continue to add to that bench.”