SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Jones, a litigation partner in the firm's Sacramento office, will be the next firm managing partner. Her term will begin Jan. 1, 2020. She will be the second woman to lead Stoel Rives in the last 15 years and will succeed Jim Torgerson who has served as the firm's managing partner since Jan. 2016. Jones will become one of only 24 women currently serving as the Managing Partner of an Am Law 200 firm.
Jones is a trial lawyer who represents clients from a broad range of industries in civil litigation matters, including agribusiness, food and beverage, and oil and gas. She established and leads the firm's California Proposition 65 practice, and has represented Fortune 500 clients in complex business litigation and governmental enforcement disputes.
"I am honored to be chosen by my partners to serve as the next firm managing partner," said Jones. "Following our current strategic path, I expect a sustained commitment to client value while continuing to improve our delivery of legal services. I am enthusiastic about our focus on our client's industries and our competitive platform. And I am committed to providing a fulfilling workplace for all attorneys, professionals and administrative staff by maintaining our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and talent management."
Read more about Jones and her role at Stoel Rives on the firm's website.
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, real estate and construction, and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, land use, and intellectual property law.
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Jasmine Trillos-Decarie, Chief Client Service Officer, 206.386.7637
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