The global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner announced that Chris Dueringer has assumed the role of office managing partner in Los Angeles. Dueringer takes over from Doug Thompson, who stepped into the role of co-leader for the firm’s global Banking Sector.

Dueringer has been with the firm since 1992 and has extensive experience as a commercial litigator and trial lawyer handling a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes. He represents some of the largest financial institutions as well as other national and multinational corporations from industries including technology, manufacturing, distribution, insurance and energy.

Among his other firm leadership duties, Dueringer served as co-chair of the LGBTQ Lawyers Affinity Group, as pro bono coordinator for the Los Angeles office and as a member of the Recruiting Committee.

Thompson has been with the firm since 2009 and served as managing partner of the Los Angeles office since 2016. He previously also served as leader of the firm’s Class and Derivative Actions Practice group from 2011 through 2016. Thompson maintains an active practice representing financial institutions and businesses in defending class action complex litigation matters and related regulatory investigations.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has served clients and the community of Los Angeles since 1979. With approximately 50 lawyers, the Los Angeles office advises sophisticated corporate clients in a variety of industry sectors, entrepreneurs, investors and emerging growth companies, high net worth individuals and family offices, providing a wide range of transactional, governance/regulatory, strategic risk management and litigation advice. The lawyers also provide substantial pro bono support and have collaborated with clients on a variety of pro bono, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion projects.

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