US-based firm Proskauer Rose apoints new Chairman
Proskauer Rose has appointed Joseph M Leccese as Chairman. Leccese will assume the role in January 2011, succeeding Allen I Fagin, who has served in the role for the maximum six year term.
Leccese began his legal career at the firm as a summer associate, and is currently a Partner in the Corporate Department, a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and co-head of its renowned Sports Law Group.
"Under Allen's leadership, Proskauer has made significant strides building a global platform, expanding our presence in key markets, enhancing our capabilities in a number of practice areas and deftly navigating challenging economic times," said Mr Leccese. "I am honored and delighted to take on this role as the firm enters its next exciting chapter."