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Jami Wintz McKeon tales helm at Morgan Lewis

Succeeds Francis M. Milone, who was chair since 1999 

2 October 2014

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By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

Jami Wintz McKeon has become chair of global law firm Morgan Lewis, succeeding Francis M. Milone.

Milone had held the position since 1999 and led the firm through a period of dramatic growth in geographic reach and range of practices. He is now a partner in the firm's labour and employment practice.

McKeon, who was formerly head of the litigation practice, Morgan Lewis's largest practice group, intends to maintain her practice during her five-year term as chair.

"Though it has grown substantially since I joined in 1981, the firm has never wavered in its commitment to client service and internal collaboration. I attribute this to Fran's extraordinary leadership during a period of tremendous change for the legal profession," said McKeon.

"Morgan Lewis could not be in better hands," Milone said of his successor. "Jami's energy, passionate dedication to our core values, and track record of leadership make her ideally suited to lead our firm."

McKeon began her career at Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia in 1981 and has held a number of significant management positions, including membership of the firm's advisory board and compensation committee.

She was instrumental in spearheading the firm's expansion in California, Texas, and outside the United States in key commercial centres.

An early advocate of alternative fee arrangements, McKeon helped to pioneer several programs for clients focused on non-traditional fee arrangements.

She has also championed law firm diversity and technological advancements both within the firm and within client organisations to improve data management.

A forceful promoter of the firm's pro bono efforts, McKeon frequently speaks at and takes an active part in various community service organisations, including the Philadelphia Bar Association and the United Way. She sits on the board of directors for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.




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