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Hunton & Williams LLP has made several changes in leadership roles as it begins new fiscal year.

George C. Howell III will succeed F. William Brownell as chair of the firm’s executive committee. Brownell will serve as vice chair through this fiscal year.

Howell, who works out of the firm’s New York and Richmond offices, has served as head of Hunton & Williams’ tax and employee benefits practice. He is the immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation.

Brownell is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

  Cecelia Philipps Horner, based in Richmond, will succeed Howell as head of the tax and ERISA practice.

Thomas Y. Hiner, based in New York, and Randall S. Parks, based in Richmond, will succeed T. Justin Moore III as co-heads of the corporate practice, with Susan S. Failla in New York continuing to serve as the practice’s administrative partner.

Moore  will succeed John D. O’Neill Jr. as Richmond office managing partner.

Emily Burkhardt Vicente in California and Kevin J. White in Washington and Houston will succeed Gregory B. Robertson in Richmond as co-heads of the labor and employment practice.

Founded in Richmond , Hunton & Williams has more than 750 lawyers serving clients in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia.




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