Senior Public Relations Manager
Senior Public Relations Manager
JAMES M. RISHWAIN, JR. RE-ELECTED PILLSBURY FIRM CHAIRMay 7, 2012
New York—Pillsbury today announced that Los Angeles partner James M. Rishwain, Jr. has been re-elected as Firm Chair and a Board Member for a third three-year term. The firm also announced two newly-elected Board members: New York partner Jeffrey J. Delaney and Los Angeles partner Edward A. Perron. Rishwain was first elected Firm Chair in 2006. Under his leadership, Pillsbury has aligned its industry focus with global economic drivers, deepened its commitment to key markets including New York, dedicated itself to superior client service and a fully integrated platform, broadened its international reach, and strengthened its balance sheet, attorney retention and profitability.
Since 2006, Pillsbury has unified its brand identity, empowered the next generation of professionals and expanded its international presence by opening offices in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Shanghai, China to meet expanding client needs in these regions. In areas such as energy and infrastructure project finance, Pillsbury attorneys have worked on precedent-setting projects in 75 countries.
Under Jim's leadership, Pillsbury has enhanced its team orientation around its clients and around emerging trends and thought leadership. As a leader in anticipating pivotal industry trends, Pillsbury fields highly experienced, multidisciplinary legal teams to address developments ranging from digital privacy to public-private partnerships funding models, as well as for water rights and novel legal issues triggered by social media.
Pillsbury continues to grow its regulatory practice with its largest office in Washington D.C. Pillsbury's deep bench of regulatory, public policy and industry-focused legal talent helps clients capitalize on and manage changes like the new power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the America Invents Act (AIA), the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act reaching beyond Wall Street, and the heightened enforcement of anti-corruption laws around the globe.
Pillsbury's reputation as a market leader in many practice areas and industries has grown considerably. Since 2006, Pillsbury has more than doubled the number of its nationally-ranked practices in Chambers USA. Pillsbury also topped its previous high scores in the latest “Best Law Firm" rankings from U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers,® which conducts a comprehensive survey of America's top law firms. For 2011-2012, Pillsbury garnered 124 practice rankings, including 56 Tier-1 rankings and 41 national rankings.
Pillsbury's practice strengths, collaborative culture and global reach continue to attract renowned lateral groups and distinguished attorneys in many fields, with 13 new partners joining the firm already in 2012 and likely more to follow. These attorneys recognize the Pillsbury platform as enhancing their ability to serve clients in the complex, interrelated business and legal issues that include navigating complex, cross-border compliance challenges, handling sophisticated intellectual property matters, and financing essential assets and infrastructure.
Serving with Rishwain as Pillsbury Board members for 2012-2013 are: Deborah B. Baum (Washington D.C./Litigation/Lead Board Member), Nate Cartmell (San Francisco/Corporate & Securities), Leo T. Crowley (New York/Insolvency), Jeffrey J. Delaney (New York/Corporate & Securities), Rick Donaldson (Northern Virginia/Corporate & Securities-Technology), Rob James (San Francisco/Finance), Allison Leopold Tilley (Silicon Valley/Corporate & Securities-Technology), John G. Mauel (Houston/Finance), John H. O'Neill (Washington D.C./Energy), Edward A. Perron (Los Angeles/Corporate & Securities), and David R. Snyder (San Diego/Corporate & Securities).
About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with a keen industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.