January 3, 2018, Washington, D.C. – Reed Smith LLP today announced the appointment of A. Scott Bolden as Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. This is Mr. Bolden’s second time in this key role: He previously served as the firm’s D.C. Managing Partner from 2008 through 2014, before joining its 26-member Executive Committee as an at-large member.  Mr. Bolden replaces Gary Thompson in this leadership position.

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“Scott is a seasoned, successful leader who has his finger on the pulse of the firm’s strategic assets and culture and the legal market in Washington, D.C.,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner. “We are grateful for Gary’s contributions in this role, and are confident the transition will be a smooth one with Scott again taking the helm.”

As a prominent trial and white-collar defense lawyer to whom companies and individuals turn for representation in their most significant concerns, Mr. Bolden has handled many high-profile matters in and outside the nation’s capital and on the national stage. He is particularly renowned for assisting clients in navigating crises that present significant legal, business and reputational risks, including congressional and corporate investigations, FCPA, criminal fraud, bribery, money laundering, as well as civil RICO claims, health care fraud, False Claims Act violations, government contract claims and disputes, and other contentious commercial and regulatory litigation matters.