Jon Harmon, left, and Tracy Walker courtesy of McGuireWoods
Jonathan P. Harmon has been named the chairman of McGuireWoods, succeeding the law firm’s longtime leader Richard Cullen. In addition, the board of partners said Monday that it appointed J. Tracy Walker IV to follow Thomas E. Cabaniss as managing partner.
Harmon and Walker assumed their new duties Monday, the culmination of a long-planned leadership transition.
Cullen and Cabaniss — who recommended Harmon and Walker in May — are both capping more than a decade of leadership. They remain partners at McGuireWoods and continue their practices at the international law firm.
"This is the right time for a new generation of leaders," Cullen said in a statement. "Jon and Tracy are popular choices to take over. They are well respected by our partners and clients. I am excited for them and know that the firm is in very capable hands."