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Wiley Rein Managing Partner Peter D. Shields Elected to a New Three-Year Term

January 29, 2015

Wiley Rein LLP announced today that Peter D. Shields has been elected to his second three-year term as Managing Partner.  The new term became effective January 1, 2015.  Mr. Shields is responsible for the overall management of the firm, and development and implementation of the firm’s long-term strategy focusing on client service, value billing, operational efficiencies, diversity, and tactical growth.  The firm also announced that Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson and Daniel J. Standish, whose terms had expired, were re-elected to the Executive Committee, and the firm welcomed four new members to its Management Committee—Kevin P. Anderson, Jan Witold Baran, Timothy C. Brightbill, and Kathleen A. Kirby.

“I am thankful for the trust the partners and other firm leaders have placed in me, and am delighted to welcome four new members to our Management Committee” said Mr. Shields.  “It’s an honor to continue to serve in this role at one of Washington, DC’s premier law firms, whose influence extends nationally and internationally.  Our regulatory and litigation capabilities, combined with our highly regarded Hill experience, continue to make us unique, and we’re excited about the future of the firm.  Above all, we’re grateful for the business with which our clients entrust us, and look forward to working with the next generation of leaders at the firm.”

Mr. Shields has held a number of leadership positions at Wiley Rein and has been a partner in its Communications Practice since 1997.  He is active in leadership roles in the Washington, DC legal and civic communities, serving as chairman of the Board of Directors for N Street Village, as well as being a member of the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Society of DC and on the Board of Washington Performing Arts.  He also serves on the National Advisory Board for the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education.

In addition to his Management role at Wiley Rein, Mr. Shields is a member of the Executive Committee for McBee Strategic Consulting.  In December 2014, Wiley Rein acquired McBee Strategic Consulting as a wholly owned subsidiary of the firm—pairing Wiley Rein’s considerable litigation, public policy, and regulatory advisory practices with McBee Strategic’s advocacy, communications, and digital media practices—to bring strategic services to market in a robust, integrated offering.