Reed Smith announced several leadership changes in its Washington area offices today.
A. Scott Bolden will take over from James Gallatin Jr. as D.C. managing partner. Bolden has been at the firm since 1991. In addition to his new position, he will also continue his practice in complex civil and criminal defense litigation. Bolden is a past chairman of the D.C. Democratic Party, past president of the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and has been active in a number of other local organizations. In a press release, Bolden said he is happy to give back to Reed Smith by taking on a leadership role, especially since the firm has always supported his community involvement.
Former D.C. managing partner Gallatin will become the firmwide head of regulatory litigation. Gallatin became managing partner of the office in 2004. Prior to that, he was Virginia managing partner.
Partner Alexander Thomas, who is based in the Falls Church, Va. office, has been named head of Reed Smith’s new Eastern commercial litigation group. The group is part of the firm’s overall litigation team, which also includes Western, Midwestern, and Europe-Middle East commercial litigation practices.