Olswang considers non-lawyers for CEO

Mar 25, 2015 Olswang is widening its candidate pool to fill its CEO vacancy to include non-lawyers. Former CEO David Stewart left his role 18 months into his second three-year term last October. Three weeks after stepping down, he left the firm for reasons yet unknown. The firm, which had expected to fill the vacancy in the second half of this year, has enlisted Egon Zehnder, an executive search firm, to assist in its search for a new CEO. It is also considering non-lawyer candidates, a move that is not unprecedented, but still very rare. Currently, European patent litigation head and IP partner Michael Burdon is serving as interim CEO. He will return solely to full-time client work, which he carries concurrently as interim CEO, once a successor is named. Comments and more »

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