BakerHostetler Names New Managing Partner

Laurin D. Quaint will succeed L. Poe Leggette, effective Jan. 1, 2019

BakerHostetler announced Laurin Quiat will take over as the firm's next Denver office managing partner, to succeed Poe Leggette, as of Jan. 1, 2019.

Quiat joined BakerHostetler in 1997, was elected partner in 1999 and serves as leader of the firm's national construction practice.

"Poe [Leggette], with his extensive experience in law firm management, has been a strong voice for BakerHostetler in Denver, while at the same time serving as co-chair of our national energy industry team," said Chairman Steven Kestner. "I am gratefull to have had Poe as a member of our office leadership team and look forward to Laurin [Quiat] continuing to grow the office and carrying on BakerHostetler's tradition of delivering outstanding client service."

In Quiat's practice, he tries complex legal disputes for clients in areas of product liability, construction and commercial litigation. Over the years, he served on a number of firm management committees, including the new business committee, and spent four years as the Denver office litigation group coordinator. Since 2012, he has been responsible for litigation associate training. 

"Poe [Legette] and his predecessor, Ray Sutton, set a tremendous example of what successful leadership looks like, and I look forward to continuing their work of expanding and strengthening our office and the firm."

Quiat received his bachelors degree from Franklin & Marshall College and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. 

BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world to address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – business, employment, intellectual property, litigation and tax – the firm has more than 940 lawyers in 14 offices. BakerHostetler is regarded as having one of the nation's top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $12 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative. representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

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