PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2014) - Jami McKeon, Chair-elect of Morgan Lewis, announced today that Anthony Licata has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Licata joins Morgan Lewis from Am Law 100 global firm Dechert LLP, where he was COO. He has nearly 20 years of management and strategic business planning experience in the legal, insurance and professional services industries with particular expertise in financial management, business-process planning and strategic planning. Mr. Licata will be responsible for leading Morgan Lewis's global operations across the firm's 25 offices.
"Tony is a forward-thinking and dynamic law firm professional with excellent strategic planning skills. I am confident he will provide the leadership across our global operations and ensure the excellent quality of service for which Morgan Lewis is known," said Ms. McKeon.
"Tony is an important addition to the management structure Jami is building to lead the firm into the future. Jami is a leader with excellent judgment and a drive for innovation," said Firm Chair Francis M. Milone. "With the selection of Steve Wall and David Pollak as Managing Partners, and Anthony as COO, the firm is poised for even greater growth and accomplishments," he added.
As COO, Mr. Licata will direct, plan, and coordinate the team of professionals who lead and manage operations at Morgan Lewis, including finance, information technology, human resources, and operations. He will be resident in the firm's Philadelphia office.
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Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes -- from globally established industry leaders to just conceived start-ups. We craft and execute business- and industry-specific strategies that align with today's evolving economic and regulatory conditions, and that address the full scope of our clients' challenges and opportunities in the courtroom, in the boardroom, within the workforce, and in government and policy matters.
Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers more than 1,600 legal professionals -- including lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists -- in 25 offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. For more information about Morgan Lewis or its practices, please visit us online at www.morganlewis.com.