Paul Theiss '85 Elected Chairman of Mayer Brown

From the Mayer Brown website:

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Paul W. Theiss has been elected Chairman of the firm, effective June 1, 2012. He will succeed Herbert W. Krueger, who under the terms of the firm’s partnership agreement is not eligible for another term.

Mr. Theiss, 52, began his career with Mayer Brown in 1985 after graduating from Amherst College and The University of Chicago Law School. He is currently a member of the firm’s Management Committee and formerly was a co-leader of the firm’s global Corporate & Securities practice. Mr. Theiss has been recognized for a number of years as one of the leading lawyers in the United States in the M&A and capital markets areas by a variety of publications, including Chambers and International Financial Law Review.

“It is the highest professional honor to be asked by my partners to serve as Chairman of Mayer Brown,” said Mr. Theiss. “Our firm today serves many of the world’s leading companies and financial institutions in a wide variety of practice areas around the globe. I look forward in my new role to helping guide our firm’s continued success.”