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Norton Rose names new global head of litigation, disputes

Monday, November 16, 2020 @ 11:09 AM | By John Chunn


Norton Rose Fulbright’s global chief executive Gerry Pecht announced on Nov. 16 that Richard Krumholz has been appointed as the law firm’s new global head of litigation and disputes. 

According to the firm’s press release, Krumholz succeeds Pecht in this leadership role, following Pecht’s recent election to global chief executive. Krumholz has led the U.S. litigation and disputes practice group since 2014. 

With his global appointment, Krumholz will now share leadership duties of the U.S. litigation and disputes practice group, which consists of approximately 350 lawyers in 11 cities. Steve Jansma, the firm’s U.S. head of products, pharma, medical and mass tort, assumes the role of U.S. co-head of litigation and disputes alongside Krumholz. 

“Richard has proven himself as a dynamic and inspiring leader of some of the finest litigators in the world, and this experience makes him a perfect fit to lead our global disputes group,” said Pecht in the press release. “He understands and embraces the client-focused commitment and strategies the firm has always embodied, and the collaboration that is critically important to managing our world-leading practice.” 

Norton Rose Fulbright advises many of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions on complex, high-value and sensitive multijurisdictional disputes. The global litigation and disputes practice group has lawyers working across the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Jansma has a national practice defending mass tort and complex product liability disputes. Jansma has served as national and regional co-ordinating counsel and lead trial counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies in multidistrict litigation, class actions and product liability.

Krumholz and Jansma have both spent nearly three decades at Norton Rose Fulbright, as both joined the law firm in 1992.