LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2016 – Reed Smith LLP today announced that Lorenzo Gasparetti will be the firm’s new Office Managing Partner (OMP) in Los Angeles. Gasparetti takes over from John Iino, who had been the firm’s OMP in Los Angeles since 2012 and was recently appointed as the firm’s Global Chair, Diversity & Inclusion.
“Lorenzo is an outstanding leader and we are delighted that he has agreed to take on the OMP role,” said Reed Smith Americas Managing Partner Michael Pollack. “His leadership style and his experience with and understanding of the California legal market make him a great choice to lead our LA office.”
Gasparetti joined Reed Smith when the firm merged with Crosby Heafey Roach and May in 2003 and for many years led the firm’s national commercial litigation practice. Gasparetti currently focuses his practice on commercial litigation affecting two of Reed Smith’s key industry groups: life sciences and financial services. He also has substantial experience in the defense of law firms and attorneys sued for legal malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest. These professional liability cases typically involve complex underlying litigation and transactional work, such as in connection with large-scale real estate and construction projects. Gasparetti also serves as Reed Smith’s representative on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Los Angeles Chapter.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to support the LA office in this way,” said Gasparetti. “Following on John’s terrific work, I have some very large shoes to fill – and I am confident that we can continue to offer a great working environment for our attorneys and staff, while providing premier service to our clients. I am also very excited about helping grow our LA office with a focus on our key practice areas and industries.”
About Reed Smith’s Los Angeles Office: Reed Smith’s Los Angeles litigators and business lawyers offer clients a depth of experience in key industries that mirror the diverse structure that composes of the Southern California business landscape. They provide counsel and litigate for their clients in financial services, private equity, energy, manufacturing and technology, biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing, distribution, and retail and service businesses in matters involving general corporate; securities and equity offerings; complex commercial litigation; product liability; private equity; intellectual property and technology; insurance recovery; global regulatory enforcement; labor & employment; state and local tax; and bankruptcy and commercial restructuring. Also, the office is known for representing clients in all aspects of appellate proceedings, including discretionary high court review.
While maintaining dedication to their practice, many partners and associates teach at local business and law schools; serve as board members, committee members and mentors in various professional organizations; and volunteer in a multitude of community organizations, namely the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Public Counsel, the Legal Aid Foundation, Los Angeles Food Bank, Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Family Violence Appellate Project.
About Reed Smith
Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 26 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute-resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.
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