Legal Times has learned that Mayer Brown partner Mark Ryan will replace Peter Scher as partner-in-charge of the D.C. office.
WaPo columnist Jeffrey Birnbaum today detailed Scher’s upcoming departure from Mayer Brown to become executive vice president in charge of global government affairs for J.P. Morgan Chase. Scher replaced partner Kenneth Geller as head of the D.C. office after Geller became firmwide vice chairman last year.
Ryan is currently chairperson of the firm’s D.C. litigation practice. He joined Mayer Brown in 1981, and focuses on complex commercial litigation and administrative proceedings. You can read his entire firm bio here.
A spokesman from Mayer Brown said an official announcement of Ryan’s appointment will come soon.