New Law Firm Managing Partner Begins Term of Employment

Melissa A. Jones became the new law firm Managing Partner, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Jones is one of the youngest partners to lead an AmLaw 200 firm, reflecting a generational change that is impacting the legal profession nationwide.

Stoel Rives is a leading United States corporate and litigation law firm providing high quality services to sophisticated business clients at every stage of their evolution.

Stoel Rives partners elected Jones to the office last year, giving her an opportunity to work closely with outgoing Firm Managing Partner James E. Torgerson.

With nearly 400 attorneys in seven states and Washington, D.C., Stoel Rives is a nationally recognized leader in the energy and natural resources industries. From deals and disputes to compliance and counselling, clients turn to Stoel Rives for their most complex business challenges. Let’s navigate the future together.

Jones takes the reins at Stoel Rives after another successful year. In 2019, the firm added more than 20 attorneys to its Seattle office, primarily in the areas of corporate and real estate law. It also became one of only five law firms nationwide to launch the Move The Needle Fund, in partnership with Diversity Lab.

The firm also continued focusing on practice optimisation efforts to ensure it continues to provide high quality client service and value.

During her time at Stoel Rives, Jones has served as the California Office Managing Partner, the Chair of the Compensation Committee, as a member of the Practice Management Committee and of the Executive Committee.

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