Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has elected Washington, D.C.-based corporate partner Lucantonio Salvi has been elected by the partnership as the firm’s new chair, effective October 2021. Salvi will succeed Guy Halgren who has been chair since 2001. As chair-elect, Salvi will work alongside Halgren until October 12, 2021, when he will officially assume the role. Salvi will be the firm’s fifth full-time chair and the first chair located outside of California.
“Luca will be an exceptional leader for our firm,” said Halgren. “He is tremendously well-respected, not only as a lawyer but also as a human being. He has served in numerous leadership positions so he is experienced and well-known around the firm and understands who we are. Among Luca’s greatest strengths are his authenticity and ability to connect. He knows how to build consensus, lead, and succeed.”
Salvi is a member of the firm’s executive committee and a partner in the corporate practice group. He joined Sheppard Mullin as a partner in 2006, served as the co-managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office from 2012-2017, and was previously the leader of the firm’s aerospace and defense, and private equity teams.
Salvi said, “It’s humbling and a privilege for me to assume the role of chair. Guy has been an extraordinary and caring leader over the last two decades. I look forward to continuing the firm’s trajectory of collegiality, entrepreneurialism, growth and preeminence as a destination firm with international reach for our global clients.”