Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP announced that has been elected as the firm’s managing partner to succeed J. Shepherd Russell III, who served as the managing partner since 2012. Russell is returning to full-time practice in the firm’s Public Finance Practice Group.
Gardner joined the firm in 1989. He has served on the firm’s management committee since 2005 and as vice-chairman since 2012.
He will continue his practice in the areas of corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and real estate transactions in addition to his new role as managing partner.
In addition, William M. (“Will”) Griffin was elected vice-chairman and Alexandra A. Ifrah, Ryan A. Bowman, Jamie H. Jones, Joseph P. McKay, Marshall S. Ney and Robert T. Smith were elected as new members of the firm’s management committee.