Firm Leadership

Meet the talent leading our firm.

Led by unmatched experience.

Choate is led by our Co-Managing Partners, our Executive Committee and our practice group leaders. Their shared vision for the Firm and deep expertise is dedicated to ensuring that Choate consistently delivers an exceptional experience for our clients—in an environment that allows our talent to perform at its best.

Choate has high standards and high energy. At each and every level of Choate leadership, we are committed to reinforcing two fundamental principles. We strive to help our clients succeed in every way we can, and we are deeply committed to delivering a unique and uniformly superior experience in every engagement we take on. This unwavering commitment to our values has helped Choate become known around the globe for the service, results, and value we provide to clients and the strength of the relationships we earn with them.

Bill Gelnaw

Co-Managing Partner

Practice Leaders

Douglas R. Gooding

Department Co-Chair - Business

Brian P. Lenihan

Department Co-Chair - Business

Paul D. Popeo

Department Co-Chair - Litigation

Melissa Bayer Tearney

Department Co-Chair - Litigation

Brian D. Goldstein

Practice Group Leader - Business & Technology

John R. Pitfield

Practice Group Leader - Business & Technology

Joan A. Lukey

Practice Group Leader - Complex Trial & Appellate Litigation

Sean M. Monahan

Practice Group Leader - Finance & Restructuring

John F. Ventola

Practice Group Leader - Finance & Restructuring

Jack Cinquegrana

Practice Group Leader - Government Enforcement & Compliance

Michael T. Gass

Practice Group Leader - Securities Litigation & Corporate Governance

Diana K. Lloyd

Practice Group Leader - Government Enforcement & Compliance

Christine G. Savage

Practice Group Leader - Healthcare

J.P. Jaillet

Practice Group Leader - Insurance & Reinsurance

Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, PhD

Practice Group Leader - Life Sciences & Intellectual Property

Charles E. Lyon, DPhil

Practice Group Leader - Intellectual Property

Michael H. Bunis

Practice Group Leader - IP Litigation

Eric J. Marandett

Practice Group Leader - IP Litigation

Greg Keating

Practice Group Leader - Labor, Employment & Benefits

Lee S. Feldman

Practice Group Leader - Private Equity

T.J. Murphy

Practice Group Leader - Private Equity

Paul C. Laudano

Practice Group Leader - Real Estate

Louis J. Marett

Practice Group Leader - Tax

Kristin T. Abati

Practice Group Leader - Wealth Management

Brian W. Monnich

Practice Group Leader - Wealth Management