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Saturday, November 19 2022 - 11:13
Gregory M. Shumaker becomes eighth Managing Partner of Jones Day
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Stephen J. Brogan, Jones Day's Managing Partner since 2002, today announced 
that, effective January 1, 2023, Gregory M. Shumaker will become Jones Day's 
next Managing Partner, only the eighth Managing Partner in the Firm's 130-year 

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Jones Day is a global legal institution with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 
offices around the world. It is a single integrated global partnership with a 
unique governance system that, among other features, provides that its Managing 
Partner is selected by the predecessor, who is in the best position to both see 
the current opportunities for the Firm and identify the person best able to 
capitalize on those opportunities. In addition to Mr. Brogan, previous Jones 
Day Managing Partners were Frank Ginn (1913–1937, who pioneered the Managing 
Partner concept 20 years after the Firm's founding), Tom Jones (1938–1947), 
Jack Reavis (1948–1974), Allen Holmes (1975–1983), Dick Pogue (1984–1992), and 
Pat McCartan (1992–2002).

Mr. Shumaker graduated from Brown University and the University of Notre Dame 
Law School, where he was Notes Editor of the Law Review. He has spent his 
entire career with the Firm in its Washington Office. Mr. Shumaker became a 
Jones Day partner in 1997 and has served in many leadership capacities in the 
Firm since that time, including Partner-in-Charge of the Washington Office, 
Firmwide Hiring Partner, and, since 2015, the leader of the Firm's Global 
Disputes Practice, which consists of more than 200 lawyers around the world who 
handle international arbitrations, investigations, and cross-border disputes in 
tribunals outside the United States. In his 35 years with Jones Day, he has 
been involved in a number of high-profile litigation matters, including the 
Detroit bankruptcy litigation, the largest municipal bankruptcy in history.

"Greg Shumaker is a talented lawyer and a proven leader," said Mr. Brogan. "He 
is a Jones Day lifer, beginning with his summer clerkship in 1986, and he loves 
the Firm. He has the ability, dedication, and instincts necessary to enable the 
Firm to continue its incredible success, accepting both the opportunities and 
responsibilities that face the Firm and the legal profession in the future.

"Greg is a natural born leader who has a disarming charm while at the same time 
possessing an iron will to protect our clients and the Firm. He will be a 
wonderful steward and take great care of our institution and the more than 
20,000 people whose lives depend upon its good fortune. Jones Day is blessed to 
have him assume the role of its eighth Managing Partner.

"I helped recruit Greg to the Firm in 1986. I could see then that he had 
special gifts as well as the high character that someday might permit him to 
lead our Firm. That day is here."

"Steve Brogan has been one of the most consequential Jones Day partners in its 
long history," said Mr. Shumaker. "I have admired his incredible and magnetic 
leadership skills since he interviewed me in law school more than 35 years ago. 
Throughout a near half-century of service to the Firm, he has been the person 
most responsible for transforming Jones Day from a high-quality national law 
firm with a Midwestern base into a uniquely integrated global law partnership, 
in which attorneys throughout all offices work collaboratively to provide the 
highest level of client service."

Under Mr. Brogan's leadership, Jones Day has added more than 600 lawyers and 18 
offices, expanded its presence in Australia, entered Latin America, and 
returned to the Middle East. At the same time, the Firm continued to strengthen 
the quality of its legal services, becoming a mainstay in the BTI Consulting 
Client Service A-Team report that measures client service, and securing the #1 
spot in that survey each of the past six years.

Mr. Brogan also greatly expanded Jones Day's pro bono commitments. He was the 
driving force behind the Firm's efforts to represent the interests of 
asylum-seekers at the southern border of the United States. Since 2014, Jones 
Day has operated facilities that act as remote trial sites along the southern 
border and now has a fully operational office in Laredo, Texas, staffed on a 
rotating basis by lawyers and professional staff from across the Firm. In 
addition, Jones Day has assisted asylum-seekers in refugee camps in Lesvos, 
Greece. To date, more than 1,000 lawyers from virtually every office in the 
Firm have participated in this work, providing legal assistance to more than 
15,000 individuals.

"Steve likes to say that 'people don't change great institutions, great 
institutions change people," Mr. Shumaker noted. "That is certainly true as a 
general matter, but there is no doubt that, over the last 20 years as Jones 
Day's Managing Partner, Steve Brogan has transformed the scope of the Firm's 
services while establishing values and operating principles that make this such 
a unique and successful institution. It is a tremendous honor and 
responsibility to carry on his legacy, continuing the Firm's contribution to 
the profession and to the advancement of the rule of law around the world."


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