OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Eric J. Sekler
Office: (212) 373-2543
Eric Sekler is the executive director of Paul, Weiss. He is responsible for leading all financial, operational and administrative support functions and participates in the development of long-range plans, strategies and objectives for the firm.
James C. Smith
Chief Administrative Officer
Office: (212) 373-3739
James C. Smith is the chief administrative officer of the firm. In this role he manages and oversees the activities and operations of many of the firm's service departments including Administration, Building Services, Dining Services, Facilities, Mail Room, Supplies, Reception, Records, Reprographics, Travel Services and Word Processing. Jim is also responsible for developing recommendations, implementing decisions and overseeing completion of all matters relative to the firm's space planning.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGIC PLANNING
Chief Strategy Officer
Office: (212) 373-2579
Mozhgan Mizban is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Paul, Weiss. Her responsibilities are to lead the firm's practice group, department and firm-wide strategic planning efforts, as well as manage a number of initiatives, including client interviews, client teams, client service, business development, marketing, communications and public relations. Mozhgan also oversees the firm's Client & Business Development Department. As the firm's first CSO, she is focused on increasing the firm's competitive advantage, enhancing its market position and strengthening its organizational culture.
Chief Financial Officer
Office: (212) 373-2678
Sean McNamara leads the Finance function of the firm, with responsibility for Accounting and Control; Client Billings and Collections; Accounts Payable and Employee Expenses; Payroll; Partners' Accounts; Treasury and Investment Management, and Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis. Sean also collaborates in the planning, development and implementation of financial systems.
Richard D. Drankoski
Chief Human Resources Officer
Office: (212) 373-2494
Rick Drankoski heads the Human Resources Management and Benefits function, which manages human resources programs for the firm's staff and benefit programs for all firm personnel.
Andreas M. Antoniou
Chief Information Officer
Office: (212) 373-2948
Andreas (Andy) M. Antoniou is Chief Information Officer, responsible for all enterprise IT strategies and initiatives, including architecture, infrastructure, cyber security, business systems, application development, operations and support.
Additionally, Andy oversees the Firm's Knowledge Services and Discovery Services programs.
Andy was a panelist at the 2013, 2014, and 2015 annual Law Firm Cyber Risk Conferences. Andy has also presented on ISO-27001, the information security management system (ISMS), at ILTA’s annual LegalSEC Summit in 2014, and at LegalTech in 2015. In 2016, Andy participated in the “Cybersecurity and the Lawyer,” a program of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the General Counsel.
LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Chief Legal Project Management Officer
Office: (212) 373-2756
Nicole Weber is the chief legal project management officer of the firm. In this role, she oversees and manages the firm's Paralegal, Staff Attorney and Legal Project Management programs.
Pamela N. Davidson
Chief Legal Personnel and Recruitment Officer
Office: (212) 373-2548
Pamela N. Davidson heads the Legal Recruitment Department, which is responsible for the firm's worldwide attorney recruitment efforts.
Marjorie S. Kaplan
Chief Professional Development Officer
Office: (212) 373-2646
Marjorie S. Kaplan heads the firm's Professional Development and Training Department, which is responsible for the delivery of all in-house legal training and education, CLE client programs and CLE tracking for the firm's attorneys.
John C. Hearn
Chief Professional Responsibility Officer
Office: (212) 373-2842
John C. Hearn is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of risk management programs for the firm and consults with the firm's lawyers on issues of professional responsibility. He also oversees the firm's Managing Attorney's Office and Conflicts Department.
WASHINGTON - ADMINISTRATION
Chief Administrative Officer - DC
Office: (202) 223-7362
Hank Miller heads up the firm's Washington office and is responsible for all administrative and daily operations of the office.
WASHINGTON - ADMINISTRATION
Jill D. Berkowitz
Operations Chief - DC
Office: (202) 223-7390
Jill Berkowitz oversees the administrative support and facilities management operations of the Washington office.