October 27, 2020

Foley & Mansfield announced today several new leadership appointments to take place on January 1, 2021.

Partners are stepping into new roles on the executive committee, compensation committee, and in a new role as New York managing partner.

“Foley & Mansfield has always been committed to providing our attorneys and staff with the chance to grow as leaders. We are pleased to have these talented colleagues ready to take on challenging new roles and we congratulate them on this important and well-deserved leadership achievement,” said Kyle Mansfield, Managing Partner of the Firm.  “Each of them exemplifies our core values of excellence, professionalism and collegiality – and I know that they will make exemplary contributions to the management of the Firm.”

The new firm leaders are:

Diane Babbitt – Executive Committee Member – Seattle/Portland

Demetra Arapakis Christos – Executive Committee Member – Chicago/Detroit

Lisa Lamm Bachman – Compensation Committee Member – Minneapolis

Stephen Novakidis – Managing Partner – New York

Babbitt and Christos will succeed Detroit partner William Osantowski whose term on the executive committee will end at the end of this year.

Bachman will succeed Chicago partner Robert Brummond who is stepping down from the compensation committee.

Novakidis will succeed New York partner Jim Lotz who will retire from the Firm in July 2021.