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CHICAGO, September 25, 2019– Jenner & Block announced today that it has selected New York partner Katya Jestin and Chicago partner Randy Mehrberg to serve as Co-Managing Partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2020. They will succeed Terrence J. Truax, who has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2014 and who will return to full-time practice with the firm in 2020.
Ms. Jestin currently is a co-chair of the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice and has been a partner since 2007. She joined Jenner & Block after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney and a supervisor in the Criminal Division of the Eastern District of New York, where she was involved in investigations, prosecutions and trials involving fraud, money laundering and other white collar offenses.
Mr. Mehrberg currently is a co-chair of the firm’s Energy Practice. He started his career with Jenner & Block, and has left the firm to serve in leadership positions with several large publicly traded companies in the energy industry and elsewhere, returning to the firm each time, most recently rejoining the firm in 2016.
“Katya and Randy are the right team to share the managing partner role at Jenner & Block. They have strong leadership skills and management experience as well as the confidence of our clients and partners,” said firm Chair Craig C. Martin. “They both demonstrate a significant commitment to our core values. I am looking forward to working with them and the rest of our leadership team on our strategic plan as we continue our commitment to focus on our cores values of professional excellence, pro bono and civic engagement and diversity and inclusion.”
Both Ms. Jestin and Mr. Mehrberg have served in firm leadership roles and bring deep management experience to the role. In addition to co-chairing the firm’s investigations practice group, Ms. Jestin served on the firm’s Management Committee starting in 2011 and subsequently has served on the firm’s Policy Committee since 2016. Mr. Mehrberg rejoined the firm to lead the newly created Energy Practice, a practice he co-chairs with Washington, DC-based Partner Suedeen Kelly.
“I’m extremely pleased that Katya and Randy have agreed to take on the managing partner role and begin the next chapter of leadership for Jenner & Block. Their different backgrounds, complementary strengths and shared commitment to excellence will help drive our continued success and strategic growth,” said Mr. Truax. “Our firm’s decision to have Co-Managing Partners share the role from Chicago and New York reflects our commitment to continued growth nationally and globally.”
Ms. Jestin and Mr. Mehrberg jointly said: “We are honored to have the opportunity to serve our partners and this unique firm in this role. We are excited to build upon our client-centric strategy, which is built on our commitment to delivering unparalleled excellence in high-impact disputes, investigations and sophisticated transactions.”