CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Eric J. Sekler
Chief Operating Officer
Eric Sekler is the Chief Operating Officer 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
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.
Luke V. Ferrandino
Chief Marketing Officer
Luke V. Ferrandino is Chief Marketing Officer of the firm. He is responsible for guiding, executing and supporting the firm’s business development and marketing strategies, including those related to client retention and development, communications, alumni relations and brand awareness.
Chief Financial Officer
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
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.
Chief Inclusion Officer
Danyale Price is the Chief Inclusion Officer at Paul, Weiss. She is responsible for continuing to develop and promote all diversity and inclusion practices across the firm, while ensuring that these principles and values are reflected in our client work, policies and daily interactions.
Chief Information Officer
Nick L. Krishnani is Chief Information Officer, responsible for all enterprise IT strategies and initiatives, including architecture, cyber security and information governance, business systems, e-discovery, application development, operations and support.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION
Chief Knowledge and innovation Officer
Gina B. Lynch is Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer of the firm. Gina provides strategic direction for knowledge teams, practice innovation and client solutions including evaluating, implementing and supporting technologies and processes that drive efficiency and service to our clients.
LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Chief Legal Project Management Officer
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
Pamela N. Davidson is the Chief Legal Personnel and Recruitment Officer of Paul, Weiss. Her responsibilities include leading the firm’s worldwide attorney recruitment efforts, as well as the summer associate program and all aspects of counsel and associate relations. Pamela also oversees departmental assigning, performance evaluations and attorney on-boarding and immigration needs, along with their related committee support functions.
Claire A. Gilmartin
Chief Professional Development Officer
Claire A. Gilmartin is the Chief Professional Development Officer at Paul, Weiss. She 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, as well as the career development function.
John C. Hearn
Chief Professional Responsibility Officer
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.
SUSTAINABILITY & ESG
Co-Chair, Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice and Executive Director, ESG and Law Institute
Dave Curran is Co-Chair of the Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Advisory Practice and Executive Director of the ESG and Law Institute. He is responsible for continuing to develop and promote the firm’s ESG practices. In this role, he also works with the firm's lawyers to lead its Sustainability and ESG Advisory Practice Group.
WASHINGTON - ADMINISTRATION
Chief Administrative Officer - DC
Hank Miller heads up the firm's Washington office and is responsible for all administrative and daily operations of the office.