Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced the election of Daryl L. Lansdale, Jr. as its U.S. managing partner, effective January 1, 2017.

Lansdale also will succeed Addison as Chair of the U.S. Management Committee, the ninth person to hold this position since the firm’s U.S. practice began in 1919. He currently serves as the head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S. Business Practice.

Addison, the first woman elected Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S. managing partner, commented: “Daryl is a natural leader, who has proven himself as an excellent head of our U.S. business practice. His strong business experience and track record of success, coupled with his commitment to Norton Rose Fulbright and our clients, make him ideally qualified to undertake this important role.”

Peter Martyr, Norton Rose Fulbright’s global chief executive, added: “Daryl Lansdale has proven himself as an exceptional leader, and I am confident in his ability to guide our firm to new heights in the U.S. I would like to thank Linda Addison, under whose successful and strategic leadership we have grown our U.S. practice, expanded our New York presence and established a San Francisco office.”

Lansdale concentrates his corporate and securities practice on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and public company reporting and corporate governance matters, representing companies in the energy, life sciences and information technology industries. He has extensive experience representing private equity firms and public companies in their acquisitions and divestitures, and issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings.

With 3,800 lawyers and legal staff in over 50 locations worldwide, Norton Rose Fulbright stands as one of the largest global law firms, frequently earning recognition for its global platform and overall performance.