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Duane Morris announces leadership changes

Matthew A. Taylor, left, and James J. Soroko (Courtesy of Duane Morris)

Matthew A. Taylor, left, and James J. Soroko (Courtesy of Duane Morris)

Duane Morris LLP is undergoing a handful of leadership changes, with Matthew A. Taylor the firm’s new chairman and CEO as part of the transition. The Philadelphia-based Taylor, currently the firm’s vice chair and trial practice group chair, will begin his new role in January, the firm announced.

John J. Soroko, who has served as chairman and CEO for the last 10 years, will become chairman emeritus and will return to his litigation, appellate and mediation practice full-time. As CEO and chairman since 2008, Soroko oversaw the growth of the firm in lawyer headcount, new markets, international expansion and financial performance.

“I have worked productively with Matt for years, in his capacity as Trial Department chair,” said Robert Hopkins, managing partner of the firm’s Baltimore office. “He is a great leader and colleague, and we all look forward to continuing the successful growth in Baltimore that we have seen under John Soroko.”

Thomas G. Servodidio, currently chair of the firm’s employment, labor, benefits, and immigration practice, will assume the role of firm vice chair, taking over for Taylor.

Duane Morris has 17 lawyers in its Baltimore office.

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