Porter Hedges Elects Rob Reedy and James Cowen as Co-Managing Partners

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Porter Hedges is pleased to announce the election of Rob Reedy as Co-Managing Partner—External Affairs and James Cowen as Co-Managing Partner—Administrative Affairs. 

Rob has served as the Firm’s Managing Partner since 2009. He will continue to prioritize marketing, business development, and growth, including lateral recruiting, and will remain the primary external spokesperson for the Firm. James’ role will include management and administration of the Firm’s internal affairs and serving as its primary internal spokesperson. He will maintain an active practice and continue to serve clients.

These new roles are the result of an internal succession planning process that involved the full partnership. This leadership structure allows the Firm to build on its success in an increasingly complex and competitive legal market while balancing the demands of both client service and Firm management.

James has spent his entire legal career at Porter Hedges and has served in a number of leadership roles at the Firm, including most recently on the Management Committee and as leader of the Corporate Practice Group. He represents public and private companies, boards of directors and special committees, and individuals in a variety of corporate, securities, and finance matters. Prior to and while attending law school, James worked as an aerospace engineer and software developer for a NASA subcontractor and as a software development consultant for an oilfield services company. James received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.

“James knows our Firm, culture, and our clients extremely well and is the ideal person to assume this new leadership role. I look forward to working with him to grow the Firm and build on our success,” said Reedy.

“Under Rob’s leadership as Managing Partner, the Firm has increased profitability, revenue, and headcount to reinforce its position among the leading mid-size law firms in Texas. I am excited by the opportunity to build on that success, to continue working with our talented team of attorneys and professional staff, and to help lead Porter Hedges into the future,” said Cowen.