Managing Partner

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Ed Perron is Pillsbury’s firm-wide Managing Partner, overseeing the day-to-day activities of the 700 lawyer firm with 19 global offices. He is also an accomplished dealmaker and corporate lawyer representing clients in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic investments and the distribution of products in the U.S.

Perron was appointed Pillsbury’s managing partner in January 2017. Perron, who has spent his career at Pillsbury, has held numerous leadership positions at the firm, including most recently as co-leader of the Japan practice, as Lead Director of the firm’s 13-member Board of Directors and as Chair of the firm’s International Strategy Committee.

He earned his law degree in 1979 at Harvard Law School, where he served as editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and East Asian Studies at Harvard College in 1975. He is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.

As Pillsbury’s Managing Partner, Perron is leading the development of a more integrated, comprehensive international referral platform and database. The platform will assist Pillsbury and its clients in identifying preferred, vetted outside counsel throughout the world that have existing, trusted relationships with Pillsbury. The platform will enhance the firm’s crossborder capabilities for clients. This effort is part of his overall mandate to grow and nurture the firm’s international practice, from which more than 30 percent of the firm’s work derives. Perron is also charged with managing the firm’s talent development, recruiting and retention, innovative technologies and legal practices, alternative fee arrangements, and the firm’s overall strategic direction.

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