Carrington Coleman is pleased to announce that Monica Latin has been chosen as the firm’s Managing Partner-elect. Elected unanimously by the firm’s partners, she will succeed Bruce Collins as the firm’s fifth Managing Partner on May 1, 2020, becoming the first woman to lead the firm in its 49-year history.

“One of the most important responsibilities of this job is to plan for the future, and that means making sure the right people are at the helm,” said Mr. Collins. “Monica is committed to this firm and is most certainly the right person to lead Carrington Coleman into its next phase of growth.”

Ms. Latin joined Carrington Coleman in 1994 and has served on the Executive Committee since 2013. She currently chairs the firm’s Business Litigation Practice. A legal triple threat, she is a litigator and appellate lawyer who serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. She was recently named among the Dallas 500 by D CEO magazine.

“I look to the previous leaders, such as Jim Coleman, who built this into one of the most respected firms in Texas and I am honored to continue this tradition. I have been fortunate to spend my entire career at Carrington Coleman, and I’m excited by what the future holds,” said Ms. Latin.

“I am honored by the trust and confidence my partners have placed in me by electing me to this important position,” she added.

“I have greatly enjoyed serving as Managing Partner of Carrington Coleman and look forward to working with Monica over the next year to ensure a smooth transition,” Mr. Collins said. “We are all excited to see Monica take on this new role and look forward to continued growth and success under her leadership.”

Firm partners have also elected Mike Birrer to join the firm’s Executive Committee, effective May 1, 2019. A respected labor and employment attorney, Mr. Birrer’s practice focuses on ERISA, benefits, compensation, discrimination, trade secrets, regulatory, immigration, and policy matters. He has been honored on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America listing and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas list in 2012, 2017 and 2018.