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Firm Management
Finnegan is led by a management committee composed of active partners from diverse practice areas and from its law offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. Management committee members are elected by the partnership and serve staggered terms to ensure continuity. Approximately one-third of the committee membership is rotated each year. Each of the firm's offices also has an office managing partner.

The managing partner is elected by the partnership, sets management committee and partnership meeting agendas, and oversees the day-to-day management of the firm. The chair is elected by the partnership and focuses on business planning and the firm’s strategic direction. The management committee is one of three executive-level committees that define the firm’s practice and policies. The other two groups are the compensation and coordinating committees. The firm’s chief operating officer oversees the firm’s administrative departments, which are led by chiefs and directors of administration, financial services, human resources, information technology, legal assistants, legal secretaries, marketing, practice support, pricing, and recruitment and professional development.

Managing Partner

Mark D. Sweet


James B. Monroe

Management Committee

James B. Monroe, Chair

Mark D. Sweet, Managing Partner

Erika Harmon Arner

M. Paul Barker

Kathleen A. Daley

J. Michael Jakes

D. Brian Kacedon

Robert F. Shaffer

Anand K. Sharma

Michael B. Sikora, Ex Officio  

Office Managing Partners
Virginia L. Carron, Atlanta
Leslie A. McDonell, Boston
Anthony C. Tridico, Ph.D., London
Robert F. McCauley, Palo Alto
Jeffrey A. Berkowitz, Reston
Charles H. Suh, Seoul
Ningling Wang, Shanghai
Gary C. Ma, Taipei
Naoki Yoshida, Tokyo 

Administrative Leadership
Scott B. Felrice, Chief Financial Officer
Dawn M. Ibbott, Chief Human Resources Officer
John M. Kuttler, Chief Information Officer
Terra M. Liddell, Chief Marketing Officer
Michael B. Sikora, Chief Operating Officer
Timothy M. Henderson, Chief Recruitment & Professional Development Officer
Emily L. Barry, Controller
Kathleen A. Abebe, Director - Administration
Stephanie M. Sanders, Director - IP Operations
Doreen A. Guttenberg, Director - Legal Assistants
Emily R. Florio, Director - Library Services
Mary Margaret Kilty, Director - Practice Support Services
Michael D. Landymore, Director - Pricing
Elizabeth A. Kane, Director - Trademark Support and Legal Secretaries

Diversity and Inclusion
Rajeev Gupta, Ph.D., Partner-in-Charge 

Pro Bono
Paul W. Browning, Ph.D., Partner-in-Charge