McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Announces New Office Managing Partner in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC (November 12, 2012) — McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) announced today that Joanne Zimolzak has been appointed Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Ms. Zimolzak, who has been with the firm since 1994, has a diverse practice that is focused on complex business litigation relating to commercial and government contracts.  She is a leader of the Washington-based component of MLA’s Insurance Litigation practice and works with clients across a broad range of industries to identify and analyze potential legal risks and opportunities associated with complex emerging exposures, including climate change, hydrofracking, and cybersecurity.  A frequent author and lecturer on climate change and other emerging risks, Ms. Zimolzak is a co-author of the book, “Climate Change and Insurance,” published by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

Ms. Zimolzak succeeds Thomas Papson, who served as MLA’s Washington Office Managing Partner since 2003.  Mr. Papson remains with the firm as a partner in its Litigation and Government Contracts practices.

MLA’s Washington office employs more than 100 attorneys and strategic advisors who provide legal and business solutions to clients through the firm’s Corporate, Environmental, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property and Technology, Litigation, and Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practices. MLA traces its roots in Washington to 1939, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Attorney General returned to private law practice to form his own firm. On matters ranging from administrative and regulatory law to litigation to public policy, the Washington office of MLA  helps clients manage the intersection of government and business.

About McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP:

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is an international law firm with more than 575 attorneys and public policy advisors in 13 offices and 11 markets. The firm is uniquely positioned at the intersection of law, business and government, representing clients in the areas of complex litigation, corporate law, energy, environment, finance, government contracts, health care, infrastructure, insurance, intellectual property, private client services, public policy, real estate, and technology. Please visit for more information.


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