Thomas C. Froehle Jr. has been named Chair and Chief Executive Partner (CEP) of Baker & Daniels LLP. Froehle was elected to a four-year term by fellow partners on October 13.
Effective January 1, Froehle will succeed Brian K. Burke, who announced his plans in August to relinquish his role as Chair and Chief Executive Officer but remain as a partner at Baker & Daniels and continue his civil litigation and mediation practices. The firm changed the title from CEO to CEP to more accurately describe the most senior leadership position at Baker & Daniels.
"I am extremely honored to have been selected to serve as our firm's Chair and Chief Executive Partner," said Froehle, who has represented clients in government and corporate legal matters for more than 15 years. "Under Brian's extraordinary leadership, Baker & Daniels has expanded dramatically and now serves clients on an international, national and regional basis. I look forward to continuing to work with Brian and all of the very talented professionals at Baker & Daniels as we continue to grow as an organization by providing best-in-class client service and support."
Burke is completing his 15th year as the firm's CEO. He led Baker & Daniels' expansion geographically across Indiana and around the globe, as well as doubling the number of lawyers and consultants practicing from offices in Indiana, Washington, D.C. and China. Founded in 1863, Baker & Daniels now has more than 370 lawyers and consulting professionals serving clients in transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. B&D Consulting, a division of Baker & Daniels located in Washington, D.C., is a national advisory and advocacy firm.
"Our clients and our firm will be incredibly well-served with Tom at the helm of Baker & Daniels," Burke said. "Tom is an outstanding lawyer and a seasoned executive who brings strong leadership skills and a deep understanding of client needs to his new role. There is no question that he will guide the firm to new levels of success. I will assist Tom in every way possible as he assumes his new responsibilities."
Froehle, who joined Baker & Daniels in 1988, has served as a member of firm management since 2000. He currently serves as a member of the executive committee and as managing partner for practices. In his legal practice, he has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Indiana Super Lawyers.
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