Steuart Pittman, one of the name partners of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, died Sunday, a Pillsbury spokeswoman confirmed.
In 1954, Pittman founded Shaw & Pittman, later Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge, which merged with San Francisco-based Pillsbury Winthrop in 2005. His practice focused on international investment finance and trade.
Pittman was appointed assistant secretary of Defense in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy and returned to the firm in 1964.
Before founding his firm, Pittman was an attorney with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.
The original version of this report misreported the series of mergers that produced Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. In fact, Washington's Shaw Pittman merged with San Francisco-based Pillsbury Winthrop in 2005.