Brother McCurdy ’82 Elected Firm Chair of Kelley Drye

The New York Law Journal recently reported Brother McCurdy ’82 was elected chair of the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren:

Kelley Drye & Warren has announced the election of Paul McCurdy as firm chair, succeeding John M. Callagy, who has been in the role since 1992. James J. Kirk, a partner in the real estate practice group, will continue to serve as managing partner, a role he has held since 2004. Mr. McCurdy, 51, said that among his goals as chair will be to create an environment for partners to become more engaged in firm governance; to continue to recruit high-quality lateral partners; and to build on Kelley Drye’s culture of “collegiality, inclusiveness, diversity, transparency, community service and pro bono.”

The Am Law Daily has more detailed information on Brother McCurdy’s background, the firm, and the selection process including:

The firm brought in consultants Dominick Volini and Bob Rosen from Healthy Companies International, a consulting firm McCurdy says a client recommended, to lead a thorough review of Kelley Drye’s governance structure. That review is not yet complete, says McCurdy, adding that his first goals as chair will be to successfully adopt new policies to shape the firm based on the feedback the consultants and firm leaders have gathered via their extensive interviews with the partnership.

Please join us in wishing Paul well in his new role of firm chair at Kelley Drye. Paul previously served as the President of the Rho House Association and President of the Lafayette College Alumni Association. He currently serves as a trustee of Lafayette College.


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