Bloomberg Law
Nov. 30, 2022, 5:58 PM

Dechert Names Firm Veterans Forti, Thierfelder as New Co-Chairs

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Dechert is changing its leadership for the first time in six years, as partners David Forti and Mark Thierfelder will start running the firm as co-chairs July 1.

Forti, based in Philadelphia, is co-chair of the firm’s global finance and real estate practice. Thierfelder, who works out of the New York office, is chair of the corporate and securities group.

They will replace firm chair Andy Levander, who has been in his post since 2011, and CEO Henry Nassau, who has been in the role since 2016.

Dechert, ranked just outside the 30 largest firms by revenue, according to the American Lawyer, boasts more than 1,000 lawyers in 22 offices.

Partners Sabina Comis and Vincent Cohen Jr. will become global managing partners on July 1, according to the Dechert announcement Tuesday.

Cohen, a white collar partner, handles government and internal investigations out of the firm’s Washington office. Comis is currently co-managing partner in the firm’s Paris office. She represents international institutions on complex tax structuring matters.

“This new leadership team encapsulates Dechert’s core strengths in transactions, litigation and sophisticated tax work across key global markets,” Levander said in a statement.

A Dechert spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the statement.

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