Hunton Andrews Kurth promotes execs
Law firm names new executive chairman, general counsel
Virginia’s second-largest law firm, Richmond-based Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, has named a new executive committee chair, the firm announced Monday.
Randall S. Parks will succeed George C. Howell III as the chair of the firm’s executive committee. Parks joined the firm (then Hunton & Williams LLP) in 1988. Howell served as chair for five years, and is now chair emeritus. He will continue his active tax practice as a partner, a firm spokesperson said.
“Randy is a resolute leader who is dedicated to the firm’s strategic vision,” Managing Partner Wally Martinez said in a statement. “His demonstrated commitment to the success of the firm and our core values will continue to drive Hunton Andrews Kurth’s bright future.”
Parks has more than 30 years of experience. He served as the co-chair of the firm’s corporate team, head of the global technology and outsourcing practice group and co-chair of the retail and consumer products industry group.
“We thank George for his many contributions to the firm while serving as chair of our executive committee,” said Martinez. “His devoted and astute leadership has been critical to Hunton Andrews Kurth’s success.”
The firm also has a new general counsel. Greg Waller will succeed Robert M. Rolfe in the role. Waller has more than 25 years trial experience and his practice includes commercial litigation, products liability cases, corporate investigations and white-collar criminal matters. He has been the firm’s assistant general counsel for the past four years and co-led the firm’s commercial litigation practice. Waller joined the firm in 1996, when it was Mayor, Day & Caldwell, which later merged with the former Andrews & Kurth LLP.
Rolfe served as the firm’s general counsel for more than 20 years. He will now serve as special counsel and general counsel emeritus and will continue his active litigation practice, a spokesperson said.
Hunton Andrews Kurth has more than 900 lawyers across 13 offices in the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East. About 196 of its 900 attorneys are in Virginia.
In addition to Monday’s changes, the firm also announced the promotions of 14 other attorneys.