21 December – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is pleased to announce that Ted Burke will be the firm’s new chief executive, following the election on 15 December 2005 of Konstantin Mettenheimer and Guy Morton as joint senior partners.
Ted Burke, currently managing partner for the firm’s U.S. offices, will take over from current chief executive, Hugh Crisp, in the spring of 2006. This follows Hugh Crisp’s decision, last October, to stand down for personal reasons. Ted Burke specialises in various areas within U.S. finance and corporate law with a particular emphasis on the energy sector. He will relocate from New York to the firm’s London office.
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Profile: Ted Burke is Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s managing partner for the U.S. and a partner in the firm’s global energy and infrastructure group. He specialises in various areas within finance and corporate with a particular emphasis on the energy sector. His experience covers projects in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He joined the Firm in 1998. He had previously been a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy. He received his BA from the University of Vermont and his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.