Updated 11:35 a.m.
A Washington-based partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has been elected firm chair, the firm announced Wednesday.
Paul Aguggia has been elected to succeed Atlanta-based Bill Dorris. As part of the leadership change, Henry Walker will serve as firm managing partner alongside current managing partner Maureen Sheehy.
“Our overriding goal and plan is to continue the momentum for the firm that we have created over the past year to year and a half,” Aguggia said in an interview. “We are incredibly fortunate to have an incredible client base that will continue to be well served by where we are and how we practice law.”
Aguggia has led the financial institutions group since 2008 and has been a member of the firm’s executive committee since 2010. He said that the firm would continue to grow at a consistent pace. He noted that the firm is “proceeding expeditiously toward the opening of a Shanghai office,” but did not disclose when that office is expected to open.
The leadership change, Aguggia said, coincided with the end of Dorris’ term as chair, pursuant to internal agreements. As for his own practice, he said that he would continue his work with the help of the financial services team.
“I expect to continue to practice on the same level that I do, which is to provide strategic counsel and advice,” Aguggia said. “Being chairman of this firm is of the highest priority and will get all the attention that it needs so that we can continue our growth and success.”
For more information on the leadership change, check out the story by our sister publication, Daily Report.