LOS ANGELES – Pillsbury announced today the appointment of Los Angeles corporate partner Edward Perron as the firm’s Managing Partner. He began his tenure Jan. 1 and will serve alongside firm Chair David Dekker.

Dekker announced the creation of the position and kicked off the selection process last year.

Perron, who has spent his entire career at Pillsbury, has held numerous leadership positions at the firm, including most recently as co-leader of the Japan practice, as Lead Director of the firm’s 13-member Board of Directors and as Chair of the firm’s International Strategy Committee.

Perron, who will maintain his practice, represents clients with their corporate needs, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic investments and the distribution of products in the United States.

“Ed has all of the qualities we look for in a leader. He has served tirelessly in numerous leadership roles and has been a leading light for our clients and his community,” Dekker said. “Fair-minded and strategic, Ed is a natural for Managing Partner, and I look forward to working closely with him in 2017 and beyond.”

Perron added, “I have worked with Dave on the Board for the past two years and look forward to helping him build on Pillsbury’s considerable strengths.”

Prior to rejoining the Board in 2012, Perron served on the Board from 2001 to 2006 and was the Chair of the Compensation Committee in 1997 and 1998 and again from 2007 to 2009. He was on the Executive Committees of predecessor law firms Lillick & McHose and Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, and was the firm’s Los Angeles Office Managing Partner.

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