LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duane Morris LLP has appointed Cyndie M. Chang managing partner of its Los Angeles office and Stephen H. Sutro managing partner of its San Francisco office, effective today. Chang succeeds partner Russell W. Roten, who served in that role since the launch of the office in 2006. Sutro succeeds partner Joseph M. Burton, who served in that role since 2001.
The firm's Los Angeles and San Francisco offices serve clients in their regions, as well as throughout the United States and internationally.
"Cyndie has proven herself an excellent leader through her highly regarded litigation practice and through her many community and civic activities," said John J. Soroko, Chairman and CEO of Duane Morris. "She is a natural choice to spearhead the future growth of our Los Angeles office."
Soroko continued, "In his new role heading up our San Francisco team, Steve Sutro brings in-depth legal experience and a firm grasp of the firm's core strengths. We are confident that, under his leadership, our San Francisco office will see continued growth in the years to come.
"Joe Burton and Russ Roten have guided our San Francisco and L.A. offices with great success through a challenging period for the legal industry. Their management talents and business acumen have been invaluable," Soroko said.
"I'm honored to be asked to lead our Los Angeles office," said Chang. "Duane Morris is committed to the Southern California market, and working with my colleagues here, I hope to develop our Los Angeles presence in a strategic and client-focused way."
"I am really grateful for the opportunity to lead such a distinguished group of lawyers," said Sutro. "I'm excited to begin working with my colleagues and firm leadership to build upon the successes we've achieved in San Francisco."
Chang handles complex business and commercial disputes. Sutro focuses his practice on complex business litigation, government and internal corporate investigations, and corporate matters.
Duane Morris also has California offices in San Diego, Silicon Valley, and Lake Tahoe.
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