Chadbourne & Parke has named a new managing partner for its Washington office, the firm announced late Tuesday.
Dana Frix, a partner in the corporate department and chair of the firm's communications, media and technology practice group, will take on the new role September 1. Frix, who joined the firm in 2002, focuses his practice on corporate, regulatory and anti-competition matters as they relate to communications, media and information technology companies.
The firm's Washington office focuses on antitrust, tax, insurance, white collar defense, government investigations and environmental law, among others. The firm's Washington office had 54 lawyers at the end of last year, according to the most recent Legal Times 150 survey. Frix is succeeding Mary Lopatto as D.C. managing partner.
In an interview, Frix said that he will continue to serve as practice chair and does not plan on accepting less client work. The new role, he said, is just another hat he will don.
Frix added that he plans to oversee a growth strategy for the firm's Washington office. “The firm as a whole and the Washington partners have an interest in growing and diversifying the D.C. office,” he said.
"Dana Frix brings significant leadership skills, client service acumen and energy to the role," Chadbourne managing partner Andrew Giaccia said in a written statement. "He has an excellent track record of working with CEOs and CFOs to help them achieve their growth objectives."