New York, NY (December 30, 2004) – LAWFUEL – Best for law news – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey P. Cunard has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
“Jeff is the ideal candidate to take over the position of Managing
Partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. For over twenty years,
he has practiced international telecommunications and intellectual
property law at the highest level as well as being an active litigator
and corporate counselor. He has been engaged almost since the
Washington office’s founding in the building of the office and its
practices,” said Martin Frederic Evans, the firm’s Presiding Partner.
Mr. Cunard is an internationally recognized lawyer in the areas of
communications, copyright and Internet law. Most recently, he was
appointed to co-direct the Clinical Program at the Berkman Center for
Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where he also co-taught a
course this past Fall. He is the co-author of a one-volume treatise on
copyright, has co-authored two books on international communications and
is also a frequent lecturer and contributor to legal publications in the
areas of communications and intellectual property law. Mr. Cunard is
also an active member of the D.C. cultural and arts community. He
currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Freer Gallery
of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Smithsonian Institution.
Mr. Cunard is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles
and Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal.
After law school, he clerked for U.S. District Judge Wm. Matthew Byrne,
Jr. in Los Angeles, California.
The Washington, D.C. office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has
approximately 20 lawyers and provides client services in a variety of
areas, including securities litigation and enforcement matters, internal
investigations, white collar crime, corporate disclosure, accounting
issues, regulatory and transactional work for investment companies and
other financial institutions, and communications and intellectual
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm,
representing a wide range of clients around the world. We have offices
in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong
Kong and Shanghai. The firm now has more than 600 lawyers, including
approximately 100 lawyers in Europe.