BLP managing partner candidates emerge

December 22, 2014 A few early indications of who may be in the running to stand for election to become the next managing partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have emerged. It appears that corporate head David Collins, employment head Lisa Mayhew and construction partner Nazir Dewji have enough support to become candidates in the election next year.

Of the three partners, Collins appears to have the most traditional strength as a candidate. He has been a strategy group partner since 2001 and joined the firm's board in 2013 when he also became corporate head. Mayhew has been with BLP since 2010, on the board since 2012, employment head since 2013 and is recognized by many within the firm for her efforts at the head of the firm's inclusivity and diversity group. Dewji is a dark horse candidate, on account of his relative youth. He has been a partner in the construction group since 2006 and has support among partners for his leadership, but likely will not be a viable candidate at this time.

Current managing partner Neville Eisenberg is stepping down after 16 years in the role.

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