HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrews Kurth announced today that Robin Russell has been appointed Managing Partner of the firm's Houston office. Tom Perich, Ms. Russell's predecessor, has been appointed Chairman of the firm.
"I am very grateful to my colleagues and friends for entrusting me with this responsibility," said Ms. Russell. "Andrews Kurth is a great place to work, with an absolutely outstanding and diverse team of lawyers and staff. I look forward to helping maintain the firm's tradition of integrity, impeccable client service and community involvement."
Ms. Russell is a member of the firm's Policy Committee, Finance Committee and Women's Initiative Team. She also co-chairs the firm's Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring section. She received her JD from Baylor University School of Law and her LLM from Boston University School of Law.
"Robin has been a mainstay at our firm for many years, making a daily difference not just as a great lawyer, but in her many leadership roles," said Bob Jewell, the firm's Managing Partner. "We are fortunate to have a lawyer of Robin's talents in this important leadership role in our largest office."
Mr. Perich will remain on the firm's Policy Committee and Finance Committee. He will represent the firm in a variety of civic and charitable functions and will continue to practice law full-time.
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