Joseph Lubertazzi Jr. has been named chairman of McCarter & English LLP‘s executive committee, effective Oct. 1.
Lubertazzi is a partner in McCarter’s bankruptcy and commercial litigation practice and has been with the firm for more than three decades.
He has served on the executive committee since 2015, and will succeed current chair Michael Kelly.
“Our firm and our clients have had the benefit of Mike Kelly’s guidance for a decade as chairman. His vision, integrity and dedication to others have embodied the character of our firm and has been the driving force behind our strategic advances,” said Managing Partner Joseph Boccassini in a statement. “Like Mike, Joe Lubertazzi is a determined and visionary leader. Joe was appointed by the executive committee for his unique management ability, commitment to the firm’s strategic plan, and because he has consistently set an example of putting the interests of his clients and the firm ahead of his own.”
Kelly has been with the firm for nearly 20 years and is stepping down to focus on his business litigation practice.