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Richards Kibbe & Orbe names new managing partners

Jennifer Grady and Craig A Newman have been named as managing partners of Richards Kibbe & Orbe (RK&O).

The pair succeed Kenneth Werner who has served as managing partner for the past four years.  
Grady joined RK&O in 2004 and is a partner in the firm’s corporate group. She has substantial experience representing banks, broker-dealers, funds and other financial institutions in connection with transactions in the derivatives, distressed debt and claims trading markets. She has also advised trade organisations and financial institutions in connection with the evolving regulatory treatment of loan-based derivative transactions.  Grady is a member of the firm’s executive committee.  
Newman joined RK&O in 2007 and is a partner in the firm’s litigation group. He represents a wide range of global companies with an emphasis on complex corporate and business litigation, cybersecurity, and regulatory matters. He also conducts internal investigations to assist management and boards with complex operational and governance matters. Newman is a member of the firm’s executive committee and also serves as the CEO of The Freedom2Connect Foundation, a Washington, DC-based non-profit dedicated to promoting Internet freedom through the use of technology.    
“We are extremely grateful to Ken for his leadership over the past four years,” says Lee S Richards, a founding partner of the firm. “Jennifer and Craig step into this role with proven management experience and an excellent track record in leading successful practices. Their impressive legal talents, knowledge of our clients’ needs, and industry expertise will be of great value as they guide RK&O into the future.”

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