Albert E. Dotson Jr has been appointed in the role, replacing John Sumberg, who will step down from the role at the end of 2018.
Dotson, also a member of the firm’s executive committee and chair of its land development & government relations practice group, will serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2019.
Sumberg will remain a member of the firm’s executive committee and an integral part of the firm’s management team as he assumes the role of firm chairman. He will continue to lead many of the firm's initiatives and actively represent clients.
“Bilzin Sumberg’s success is the result of having top talent, understanding our clients' businesses, deep community engagement, and being counselors and trusted advisors,” said Sumberg. “Recognizing that a seamless transition to new leadership requires a thoughtful long-term vision, we began our planning for this move several years ago.
“Al, who brings remarkable judgment and a deep knowledge of our community, was the firm’s unanimous choice. I am very excited that Al will be the next firm leader, and I am convinced his leadership will keep the firm nimble and adaptive to our clients’ needs.