Bingham McCutchen restructures leadership
Bingham McCutchen has appointed a new managing partner, elevating the co-leader of the corporate practice, Steven Browne, to the role. The firm also gave chairman Jay Zimmerman the role of CEO in addition to his current responsibilities as chair.
The pair will work closely together, with Zimmerman responsible for firm finance issues, client relations, global strategy and other initiatives, while Browne directs the day-to-day operations of the firm.
Zimmerman, who has been leading Bingham since 1994, said “The new structure is a natural next step for a global enterprise operating at the highest level in a hugely competitive and dynamic world … The creation of the managing partner role makes great sense, and Steve is a terrific choice.”
Since joining the firm in 2005 Browne has held a number of leadership roles, including as managing partner of the firm’s Boston office, co-leader of the 350-lawyer Corporate Area and co-leader of the Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Group.