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Jackson Lewis Announces Leadership Transition Plan; William Anthony and Kevin Lauri Elected Firm's Next Co-Chairs


Lewis P.C.
, one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms,
is pleased to announce William J. Anthony and Kevin G. Lauri
have been elected Co-Chairs of the firm, effective January 1, 2019. They
will succeed Vincent A. Cino, who will return to his litigation

"Kevin and Will have proven themselves an effective team for years, and
their passion for serving Jackson Lewis clients is unmatched," said Mr.
Cino. "Both have served in multiple leadership roles within the firm,
including numerous terms as elected members of our Board of Directors,
and throughout their combined 50+ years at Jackson Lewis they have
consistently acted in the best interest of our firm's success and
reputation. Will and Kevin are known both internally and by their
clients as having the energy, intellect and vision to bring our firm to
the next level, and there is no doubt in my mind they are well-prepared
to chart our future."

At the firm's biannual Principals' meeting in Chicago last week, Anthony
and Lauri presented an outline of their leadership plan, which will
focus on strengthening the firm's national footprint and administrative
function to ensure its attorneys are positioned to serve clients
effectively and efficiently. Working as a team, the Co-Chairs will
continue to bolster Jackson Lewis' diversity and inclusion efforts and
concentrate on seeking new and innovative ways to deliver services to

"It is an honor for us to be elected to lead this incredible firm, and
we look forward to working with our attorneys, staff and clients to
ensure that we practice law at the highest level possible and provide
superior service to our clients," said Mr. Anthony. "With 60 years of
growth and evolution behind us, we are at a powerful time in Jackson
Lewis' history. Fortunately, we are inheriting from Vincent a strong
roster of the finest workplace law attorneys in the country, accompanied
by the geographic and practice area depth we need to enable us to serve
corporate America in a significant way."

"Under Vincent's tenure as Chairman from 2012 through today, we
formalized our practice and industry groups, started a national attorney
training and development program, solidified our commitment to diversity
and inclusion and broke into the technology space in a significant way
with the creation of workthruIT and our promotion of artificial
intelligence as a way to service our clients faster and more
efficiently. These initiatives allow us to provide consistently high
level service to our clients," said Mr. Lauri.

Mr. Cino also led Jackson Lewis through an expansion of services,
including broadening the scope of the firm's capabilities in government
relations, lobbying compliance and healthcare, and dramatically improved
the firm's financial performance.

"Throughout his achievements, Vincent continued to cultivate the Jackson
Lewis culture – a collegial and collaborative approach to the practice
of law and client relationships," added Mr. Lauri. "Will and I are
committed to working together to build upon our current success, and use
our existing assets to strengthen our platform and complement our vision
for the firm while remaining true to our unique culture."

Mr. Lauri, who joined Jackson Lewis in 1995, is a Principal in the
firm's New York City office and a member of the firm's Board of
Directors. After serving as the New York City office's marketing
coordinator, he took the reins as that office's Managing Principal from
2009 until June 2018, during which time the number of attorneys in the
office grew by over 70% and its profitability increased by 90%. Mr.
Lauri serves as the firm's relationship manager for multiple Fortune 50
Companies, with responsibility for ensuring consistent quality and
efficient representation on hundreds of litigations throughout the

A member of the firm's Board of Directors since 2006, Mr. Anthony joined
Jackson Lewis' San Francisco office upon graduation from law school
before transferring to Morristown in 1991 and then to Hartford in 2000
to lead that office for eight years, during which time the office
doubled in size, before moving to Albany. As the founder and former
Practice Group Leader of the firm's Class Actions and Complex Litigation
practice group, Mr. Anthony oversaw a dramatic increase in the scope and
size of the firm's significant class action practice all while handling
numerous class and collective actions around the country. Mr. Anthony
also launched Jackson Lewis' first Diversity Committee and is a former
President of the Connecticut Lawyer's Collaborative for Diversity.

Over the next six months, Lauri and Anthony will work closely with Cino
and other members of the firm's Board of Directors and internal
management team to ensure the efficient transition of responsibilities
and continuity in the firm's operations.

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 850 attorneys in major
cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and
industries. For more information visit

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