WASHINGTON, D.C.—Steptoe & Johnson’s partners have elected Gwendolyn Prothro Renigar as chair of its executive committee effective January 1, 2022. Renigar succeeds Philip “Phil” West who is returning full-time to his tax practice after completing his eight-year tenure as chair and growing Steptoe’s global footprint, practices, and performance. Partner Alfred Mamlet has been elected as vice chair.
Renigar, a litigation partner in the Washington, DC, office, currently serves as Steptoe’s vice chair (since 2018) and general counsel (since 2016) and is the first woman and youngest partner to lead the firm. Renigar brings a new perspective enhanced by her management experience and professional liability practice.
Mamlet is a strategic advisor to satellite company CEOs, GCs and other executives, where his deep industry knowledge leads to a broad range of work across regulatory, transactional and litigation matters.