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New chair set to take leadership reins at Steptoe & Johnson

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(Reuters) – Steptoe & Johnson is elevating its vice chair and basic counsel, Gwendolyn Prothro Renigar, to take over as chair of its nine-member government committee, making her the primary girl to lead the century-old agency.

Renigar, a litigator who has practiced in Steptoe’s Washington, D.C., workplace for twenty-four years, will start her four-year tenure as chair on Jan. 1, the agency mentioned Monday. She succeeds Philip West, who’s returning full-time to his tax apply after eight years.

The agency is selling Alfred Mamlet, a longtime D.C. accomplice centered on offers and litigation involving satellite tv for pc operators, to vice chair.

Beneath West’s tenure, Steptoe’s income elevated by 7.65%, to $394 million in 2020 from $366 million in 2013, in accordance to the agency. It additionally expanded its footprint with the addition of a Hong Kong workplace and lateral hires in San Francisco.

Renigar mentioned she’s going to proceed to construct on that momentum. “What we can do as a Washington-based firm with strength in the EU, the UK and Asia, is ideal in the world we live in right now,” she mentioned.

“Strengthening our firm doesn’t always come easy,” West mentioned. “One of Gwen’s superpowers is she has the ability to do hard things and make them look easy.”

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Xiumei Dong

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