LONDON, February 1, 2023—Duane Morris LLP has appointed Nic Hart as managing partner of its London office. Hart succeeds Susan A. Laws, who led the office since its founding in 2000. She will be maintaining her practice with the firm.
“Sue is the longest-serving office managing partner in the Duane Morris network” said Matthew A. Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Duane Morris. “The contributions of Sue and her fellow founding partner Alex Geisler, who co-headed the London office for years, have been invaluable in the advancement and success of our firm in London and regionally. These are big shoes for Nic to fill, but we’re confident that with his leadership and experience he will make major contributions to bolstering our development and growth in London.”
“I’m excited to build on the great foundation that Sue and Alex have built here in London,” said Hart. “I look forward to growing our presence and working with my colleagues across the globe to provide top-notch service for our clients.”
Hart provides business-focused employment advice and litigation for a range of clients, including high-profile venture capital funds. Over his career, he has advised on all aspects of UK employment law, including executive dismissal, high-value settlement agreements and complex team moves, as well as injunctions, competition issues, trade union and organized labor disputes and tribunal litigation. In particular, Hart has extensive experience managing organized labor and trade disputes arising under trade union recognition and acts for significant manufacturers, upscale professional contracting firms and clients in the logistics sector. Hart is a solicitor advocate (civil). He is an experienced trial lawyer, having conducted many trials in the Employment Tribunals and Scottish Employment Tribunals, and contested appeals in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
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