SAN FRANCISCO – Reed Smith is pleased to announce today that Paul W. Pitts, a partner in the firm’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group, is the new office managing partner of the firm’s 108-lawyer San Francisco office.

Related Professionals: Paul W. Pitts Alexander Y. Thomas

Golden Gate Bridge

Pitts takes the reins from senior counsel David Thompson, who is now leading the integration effort for Reed Smith’s newest office in Dallas. The opening of Reed Smith’s Dallas office, its third in Texas, was announced yesterday.

“David and I are so pleased that Paul has agreed to lead our office in San Francisco,” said Reed Smith Global Managing Partner Sandy Thomas. “Paul has been with Reed Smith in the Bay Area for more than 13 years, and he is recognized as one of the leading health law lawyers in California for his busy practice and thought leadership.”