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Jenner & Block Elects New Co-Managing Partners

Katya Jestin and Randy Mehrberg will be co-managing partners from January 1 2020.

Katya Jestin and Randy Mehrberg will be co-managing partners from January 1 2020.

2019 has been a year of leadership changes at Chicago-based litigation powerhouse Jenner & Block. The firm announced today that Katya Jestin and Randy Mehrberg, based in New York City and Chicago respectively, will take over the firm’s current managing partner positions from Terrence Truax, who was appointed in 2014. Truax is expected to return to full-time practice at the firm in 2020; he is especially seasoned in IP and antitrust.


“Katya and Randy are the right team to share the managing partner role at Jenner & Block,” said firm chair Craig Martin. “They have strong leadership skills and management experience as well as the confidence of our clients and partners.”


Katya Jestin is co-leader of the firm’s investigations, compliance and defense practice; Mehrberg is co-leader of the firm’s energy industry practice. Their experience as practice leaders will serve the firm well. Jestin is a former federal prosecutor and will be the firm’s first Chicago-based managing partner. Mehrberg began his career at Jenner & Block and served as general counsel of Exelon (a client of the firm) before returning to the firm in 2016. In April, Jenner & Block continued to expand its well-known energy practice with the addition of eight energy and regulatory lawyers from now-defunct Chicago boutique Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy.


“I’m extremely pleased that Katya and Randy have agreed to take on the managing partner role and begin the next chapter of leadership for Jenner & Block,” said Traux. “Their different backgrounds, complementary strengths and shared commitment to excellence will help drive our continued success and strategic growth. Our firm’s decision to have Co-Managing Partners share the role from Chicago and New York reflects our commitment to continued growth nationally and globally.”

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