The law firm of Patton Boggs has a new attorney at the top as John Nonna will take over the role as managing partner in New York, according to The Am Law Daily. Nonna left Dewey & LeBoeuf and joined Patton Boggs in April of 2012. The post he is entering became empty in January of 2012 when Richard Andersen left the firm for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.
Nonna wants to help the firms lawyers in New York develop clients, bring in more work, bring in lateral hires, and cross-sell the services of the New York office to the rest of the law firm. “New York is a competitive market,” Nonna said. “It’ll be a real challenge.” Asked whether the 20-lawyer New York office will lose partners amid the cutbacks, Nonna says he hopes not. “My plan is to help all partners in New York be successful and stay at the firm.”
Managing partner Edward Newberry asked Nonna to enter the new role two weeks ago.
“With Dewey going out of business, there wasn’t really a question of fighting for clients,” Nonna said. The New York office of the firm was founded in 2006. The office in New Jersey was hit the hardest by the firm’s layoffs earlier this month.