Susan Bastress has rejoined Patton Boggs as a partner, the firm announced Wednesday.
Kim Koopersmith has been elected the new chair of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, with her term starting April 1, 2013.
Bruce McLean will step down as chairman after a 20-year tenure, but he'll remain a senior executive partner with the firm.
Koopersmith is currently Akin Gump's U.S. managing partner. She will be the firm's first female chairperson.
With Elahe Izadi
This post, originally published at 8:53 a.m., has been updated.
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