St. Louis, Oct. 1, 2015 – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP ( has announced management changes to its Executive Committee, Client Service Groups and regional office management.

Executive Committee
Keith Dunsmore (partner, Charlotte) and Gregory Worthy (partner, Atlanta) will join the Executive Committee. They replace Ken Henderson and Rick Miller, who have completed their terms. Dunsmore’s practice focuses on representing CMBS servicers in various types of transactions, including the purchase and sale of servicing rights, securitization transactions and loan-level transactions. Worthy concentrates his practice on public finance, corporate trust and general corporate law matters. He has a national finance practice and works on a variety of financings, including general obligation and revenue bond financings for various public purposes and exempt facility bond financings related to airport facilities, solid waste disposal facilities and multifamily housing; underwriter counsel services; and corporate trust and corporate note issues and default-related matters.

The membership of the Executive Committee for the coming year now consists of:

  • Bob Bach
  • Bob Boone
  • Keith Dunsmore
  • Rob Ebert
  • Ron Emanuel
  • Hope Goldstein
  • Michael Leue
  • LaDawn Naegle
  • Jay Nouss
  • Paula Pace
  • Eric Prezant
  • Therese Pritchard
  • Larry Scarborough
  • Bill Seabaugh
  • Bob Thompson
  • Gregory Worthy

    Therese Pritchard, chair of the firm, noted that the firm’s focus is on the delivery of excellent service to and accomplishment of superior results for our clients. “We cannot accomplish that mission without efficient and effective leadership,” she said. “The efforts of those who take on management roles are often not as visible or apparent as contributions to the winning of a key case or the completion of a successful transaction. Those efforts are, however, critical to our success.”

    Client Service Groups
    The following attorneys will take on leadership roles within specific Client Service Groups (CSGs):
    Bill Wortel (partner, Chicago), currently co-leader of the Labor and Employment CSG, will now serve as the CSG leader. Wortel has represented management in a variety of litigation at the administrative level, in state and federal courts and in the U.S. Court of Appeals. His practice includes non-competition and trade secret litigation and defense of class action discrimination claims asserted by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and private litigants.
    Karen Fries (partner, St. Louis) will replace Katie Schwarting as deputy of the Financial Services CSG. Fries’ practice is focused primarily in the areas of lender and borrower representation in connection with finance transactions. She represents a number of public and private corporations in finance transactions.
    Rob Endicott (partner, St. Louis), currently deputy leader of the Corporate Finance and Securities CSG, will succeed Mark Klamer as the group leader. Klamer has served as CSG leader since 2005. Endicott has a focus in corporate finance and securities law, while also maintaining a more broad-based general corporate practice including mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

    Office Managing Partners
    In addition, the firm announced a number of leadership changes to regional office management as follows:

DENVER: Paul Lopach (partner, Denver) will serve as deputy office managing partner (OMP) in the Denver office. He will succeed Randy Miller as the OMP (effective Jan. 1). Miller has served as OMP since 2012. Lopach focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, product liability and negligence cases, and natural resource litigation.
IRVINE: Holly Lopez
(partner, Irvine) will succeed Stuart Price as the OMP of the Irvine office. Price has served as OMP since 2011. Lopez’s practice is concentrated in real estate development and construction, project finance and lender representation. She has experience in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions; commercial, industrial and retail leasing; and tax-free exchanges.
CHARLOTTE: Katie Schwarting (partner, Charlotte) will succeed Keith Dunsmore as the OMP of the Charlotte office. Dunsmore has served in that position since 2009. Schwarting’s practice is focused on securitization of commercial real estate assets, as well as general corporate finance matters.
NEW YORK: Steve Stimell (partner, New York) will succeed Vinny Alfieri as the OMP of the New York office. Alfieri has served as OMP since 2008. Stimell was co-leader of the Labor and Employment CSG. His practice consists of counseling clients and litigating disputes in complex commercial and employment-related matters, with particular emphasis in the hospitality and staffing industries.

About Bryan Cave LLP
Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and midsized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 attorneys across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.

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