Hanson Bridgett Announces Change to Executive Leadership Team with Laura Long Appointed Chief Operating Officer

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January 3, 2022 (San Francisco, CA)Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm servicing clients from our home in California and beyond, is pleased to announce a change to its executive leadership team.

Laura Long has been appointed Hanson Bridgett's Chief Operating Officer (COO)  effective January 1, 2022. Laura previously served as the firm's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and in her new role, will continue to oversee and direct the financial activities of the firm.

The COO role was previously held by James Nichols for more than 20 years. Nichols will serve as an advisor to the firm's Executive Leadership Team through January 2022 to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

"The firm is grateful for Jim's leadership and his invaluable contributions to Hanson Bridgett over the last two decades. His vision, collegiality, and mentorship will be greatly missed," said Managing Partner Kristina Lawson." As 2022 begins, we look forward to working with Laura to implement a new five-year strategic plan, which honors Hanson Bridgett's 60 year track record of legal excellence and success by affirming our commitment to our clients, our culture, and our spirit of growth and innovation."

Long is a graduate of Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in leadership and dual minors in political science and management. Previously, she served as the Executive Director for Rubin and Rudman LLP for more than a decade. She has a strong background in financial analysis, project management, and strategic planning. She has served as the firm's CFO since 2018.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett LLP is a multidisciplinary AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 195 attorneys throughout California. Clients range from individuals to multinational Fortune 500 corporations which the firm serves across the country and around the world. Hanson Bridgett LLP is a certified B Corp and socially responsible member of our communities. The firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; charitable giving; pro bono legal work; and hands-on client service.

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, and the East Bay. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public agencies in California. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at www.hansonbridgett.com.

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