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Ropes & Gray Names 1st Female Chair In Its 152-Year History

Law360, Grand Rapids (November 20, 2017, 8:40 PM EST) -- Ropes & Gray LLP will have a woman at the helm of the law firm for the first time in its 152-year history, the firm said Monday, announcing the appointment of private equity partner Julie Jones to become the law firm’s next chair.

Jones will serve as chair-elect until she takes the leadership reins at the global law firm — which has more than 1,200 lawyers in 11 offices — in 2020, when Ropes & Gray’s current chair, R. Bradford Malt, retires. Jones is currently serving...
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