Slaughter And May Picks Woman To Be 1st Managing Partner

By Sarah Martinson (September 23, 2021, 2:47 PM EDT) -- London-based Slaughter and May has chosen an experienced female litigator to be its first-ever managing partner, the firm said Wednesday, joining a bevy of law firms in the U.S. and U.K. that have recently named women for top leadership roles.

Deborah Finkler, who's been with the firm for 35 years and has counseled JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank, will be replacing practice partner David Wittman and executive partner Paul Stacey in May 2022, after the partners' scheduled retirement, the firm announced Wednesday.

Finkler's new role will consist of the responsibilities of practice partner and the strategic functions of the executive partner...

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