February 15, 2017, Richmond, VA – Reed Smith LLP today announced Edward A. Mullen as the firm’s new Office Managing Partner in Richmond. Mullen succeeds S. Miles Dumville, who has served in the role since 2013 and will continue his active commercial litigation practice. “Miles provided exemplary direction and management for the Richmond office,” said Sandy Thomas, Global Managing Partner of Reed Smith. “He oversaw the expansion of the office which included an increase in the scope and variety of practices and during his tenure, the office was consistently in the top 5 in the firm for pro bono participation, a great testament to his leadership.”
“Edward is well prepared to lead our Richmond office,” said Reed Smith Americas Managing Partner Michael Pollack. “He has quickly ascended to the top ranks of attorneys in the region and we look forward to him applying his knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to expanding and enhancing the Richmond office’s presence in Virginia.”
A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mullen joined Reed Smith in 2008 after previously serving as a Senior Aide to Virginia Governor Mark Warner. He is a partner in the firm’s government affairs and administrative law practice with a substantial and growing practice focusing on both legislative and administrative matters before the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia congressional delegation, and the Offices of the Governor and Attorney General along with executive branch agencies.
“I look forward to building upon our market-leading government relations, education, employment law, and commercial litigation practices to expand our footprint in the Richmond region. We will also continue the firm’s commitment to civic engagement and community service across the Commonwealth.”
A proponent of civic engagement and pro bono work by members of the bar, Mullen has long been a legal champion for Virginia’s renowned Pamunkey Indian tribe, a small group of Native Americans residing east of Richmond that recently achieved federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mullen has devoted more than 450 hours over the past eight years to the pro bono representation of the tribe in land use matters, state taxation, legislative and other state and federal government affairs, along with a variety of other general counsel roles.
In addition to his personal practice, Mullen is an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, teaching a course in legislative drafting and statutory interpretation. He also serves on a variety of boards and advisory committees across the Commonwealth, including the Virginia Administrative Law Advisory Committee and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy Board.
Mullen is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including selection by Virginia Lawyers Media as a 2016 Leaders in the Law - Up & Coming Leader; by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Virginia's "Rising Stars" for his Administrative Law practice (2010-2016); and by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative Law (2011-2016).
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