MIAMI – Reed Smith is pleased to announce that Constantine Karides, a leading partner in Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group, has been chosen to serve as Miami office managing partner.

Karides succeeds Ed Mullins, who served as office managing partner in Miami since its opening in 2017. With 22 lawyers, the Miami office is an important hub for supporting clients across the Gulf region and into Latin America. Key practices include international arbitration, financial services and insurance recovery.

“In under three years, our Miami office has developed a significant presence in the region as a result of strategically important lateral hires in our international arbitration and insurance recovery practices, strong leadership from Ed and his team, and the commitment of long tenured Reed Smith partners like Constantine,” said Sandy Thomas, Reed Smith’s Global Managing Partner. “Constantine has made many substantial contributions to our firm over the years, and is held in high esteem by his clients for his legal acumen and acute understanding of their businesses, key attributes as he assumes the leadership of our Miami office.”