12:37, August 01 266 0

2017-08-01 12:37:07
Reed Smith reelects global managing partner Sandy Thomas

Reed Smith global managing partner Sandy Thomas has been reappointed to the role until 2021 after an uncontested election.

Thomas took over the role from Greg Jordan who stood down midway through a three-year term in October 2013.

He is the firm’s 11th eleventh managing partner in the firm’s 140-year history and has seen strong expansion since the beginning of his tenure.

The firm opened offices in Frankfurt in 2015 as well as ramping up operations in the firm’s Singapore office a year later. An office in Miami earlier this year rounded off the Reed Smith expansion in Thomas’s first spell in the job.

Reed Smith were, notably, one of the main beneficiaries of King & Wood Mallesons European downfall as the firm took more than 50 lawyers into its London, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris offices.

Thomas said: “It is an honour and a privilege to serve as the firm’s global managing partner, and I appreciate the continued confidence of my partners. I am proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to further strategic growth focused on our five leading industry groups: financial industry, life sciences/healthcare, media and entertainment, energy and natural resources and shipping.”