Norton Rose Fulbright has elected Daryl L. Lansdale, Jr. as its US Managing Partner, succeeding Linda L. Addison.
Lansdale who will also succeed Addison as Chair of the US Management Committee, will take on the role on 1 January 2017.
The senior lawyer who also currently serves as the head of the firm’s US Business Practice is the ninth person to hold the position since the firm's US practice began in 1919.
Addison, Norton Rose Fulbright’s first woman US Managing Partner, said that Lansdale is a natural leader who has proven himself as an excellent head of the firm’s US business practice.
“His strong business experience and track record of success, coupled with his commitment to Norton Rose Fulbright and our clients, make him ideally qualified to undertake this important role,” said Addison.
Peter Martyr, Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Chief Executive, added that the US Managing Partner-elect has proven himself as an exceptional leader.
“I am confident in his ability to guide our firm to new heights in the US. I would like to thank Linda Addison, under whose successful and strategic leadership we have grown our US practice, expanded our New York presence and established a San Francisco office,” Martyr said.
"To be entrusted by my partners to lead this outstanding law firm gives me great pride,” said Lansdale of the appointment.
“As US Managing Partner, I will focus on providing superior service to our clients and maximizing the opportunities presented by our global platform. I look forward to working closely with Linda Addison over the next few months so that we can build on the momentum of her successful term as US Managing Partner,” he added.
A partner since 2001, Lansdale earned his JD from Southern Methodist University School of Law and his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating magna cum laude.
Lansdale concentrates his corporate and securities practice on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and public company reporting and corporate governance matters, representing companies in the energy, life sciences and information technology industries.
He has extensive experience representing private equity firms and public companies in their acquisitions and divestitures, and issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings.
With 3,800 lawyers and legal staff in over 50 locations worldwide, Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the largest global law firms, frequently earning recognition for its global platform and overall performance.