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Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed legacy Fulbright partner Lauren Leeker as its new global head of compliance, replacing London-based Jonathan Ody who stepped down from the role after nine years.
He will continue to head up Norton Rose Fulbright’s compliance function across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
A stalwart of the firm, Ody returned three years after he became a consultant to the firm to take up the global compliance chief role in 2005 (21 March 2005). He had previously spent 29 years at a partner in legacy Norton Rose’s property practice.
Leeker has been promoted into her new global role fresh from heading up the firm’s US compliance effort. Those shoes will be filled by Houston-based litigation partner David Corban.
In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the firm’s global conflicts regime and risk management practice, as well as leading its global compliance function.
The changes follow an extensive management re-jig at Norton Rose Fulbright, which saw the firm’s global head of disputes and litigation Linda Addison elected as its new US managing partner (11 June 2014).
In May, the firm appointed its Johannesburg-based South African chairman, Sbu Gule, as its new global chairman - replacing Adrian Ahern whose term came to an end on April 30 2014.
Ahern continues as chairman of Norton Rose Fulright in Australia, and vice-chairman of the global firm.