On January 6, 2015, Kelley Drye announced that former chair of the Advertising and Marketing Practice Group Lew Rose has been named the firm’s managing partner. The first firm managing partner from outside of the New York office, Lew chaired the advertising and marketing practice at Kelley Drye for 12 years before assuming the role of DC office managing partner in 2013.
Under Lew’s leadership, the advertising and marketing practice group received a Tier 1 ranking in the “Advertising Law – National” and “Advertising Law – DC” categories in the “Best Law Firms” studies published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. In 2014, Lew was named Best Lawyers’ Washington, D.C. “Lawyer of the Year” for Advertising and Marketing Law and Kelley Drye’s DC office was named a 2014 Top Place to Work by The Washington Post and one of the Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.
Additionally, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group Chair Jim Carr has been elected chair of the firm. Jim and Lew will lead a cross-office management team that reflects Kelley Drye’s presence in six cities nationwide.
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