SEATTLE, June 3, 2008 – Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce the appointment of Erle Cohen to the role of chief operating officer of the firm.
Mr. Cohen will be responsible for the management of all Garvey Schubert Barer offices and, in tandem with the chair, will provide strategic leadership of the firm. He has distinguished himself in the legal industry for more than a decade, previously managing two Seattle-based firms. Before entering the legal field, he served as vice president of Martin Smith's finance and administration department and as assistant vice president of Bank of America's financial analysis and consulting department.
As a result of the hire, Managing Director John Hoerster and Executive Director Lucinda Fernald will take on new roles within the firm, serving as chair and general counsel, respectively.
"We are delighted that Erle has joined Garvey Schubert Barer. His skills, experience and strategic focus will be invaluable as we continue building a client-centered firm," said Mr. Hoerster.