Davis re-elected as Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman

Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis has been re-elected to serve a second five-year team, the US firm has announced.

Davis has held the position of chairman at the firm since October 2007, when Dewey & LeBoeuf was created from a merger between Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. He will begin his second consecutive term on 1 January 2013.

A spokesperson from Dewey’s executive committee said: “The fact that Steve ran unopposed and was re-elected one year early by an overwhelming majority of the firm’s partnership is a testament to the tremendous job he has done leading the firm and the partnership’s confidence that the firm will continue to flourish under his guidance.”

Commenting on his re-election, Davis said: “Over the last four years we have expanded into new markets and added new practice capabilities in important sectors including energy and technology.

“We are now able to offer clients around the globe one of the most diverse and dynamic legal platforms in the world. We will continue to seek strategic growth initiatives around the globe and I am honoured to lead the firm in these efforts.”

One of Davis’ most high profile achievements in his first term as chairman was overseeing the successful integration of the two legacy firms following the 2007 combination, which was accomplished at the depth of the financial downturn.