Michael deBarros, Zoe Vermeulen and Devin Ricci elected to the Partnership
BATON ROUGE — Kean Miller is pleased to announce that Linda Perez Clark has been named Managing Partner of the 156-attorney law firm. Ms. Clark is the first woman to lead the firm in its 35-year history.
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Ms. Clark will oversee all business, financial, and operational aspects of the firm’s offices in Louisiana and Texas. She succeeds Blane Clark, Jr. (no relation) who served as the firm’s Managing Partner from 2013 to 2018.
“Blane has truly positioned the firm for long-term success. Under his leadership, we have experienced significant growth and adopted smart business practices for the good of our firm and clients. I look forward to continuing that mission,” said Linda.
Ms. Clark joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2000 and is currently a partner in the Baton Rouge office. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University in 1988, and her J.D., cum laude, in 1991 from Tulane University Law School. She has been instrumental in diversity and inclusion initiatives at Kean Miller, founding the Kean Miller Connection program which focuses on undergraduate minorities who are interested in entering law school. Ms. Clark will maintain her active business, corporate, M&A, and transactional practice while serving as the firm’s chief executive.
“Kean Miller is extremely fortunate to have a person of Linda’s caliber as its new Managing Partner,” said G. Blane Clark, Jr., who steps down from the role effective December 31, 2018. “Her knowledge of our clients and business acumen will help lead Kean Miller into the future,” added Clark.
Kean Miller is also pleased to announce that Michael J. deBarros, Zoe W. Vermeulen and R. Devin Ricci have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2019.