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Jackson Lewis Names David Otte Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2021) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce the firm has appointed David Otte Chief Operating Officer (COO). David, who will be based in Jackson Lewis’ National Operations Center, joins the firm from Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, where he served as COO. In his new role, David will oversee the firm’s business services functions and enhance operational capabilities.  
“David is a savvy, forward-thinking executive and was a clear front-runner during our search,” said Firm Chair Kevin G. Lauri. “His collaborative leadership style combined with his keen understanding of the evolving legal industry will serve the firm well. We are very excited to have him on board.”
David works with executive management to lead strategic initiatives and seize opportunities to implement new programs throughout its information technology, accounting, human resources, library services, marketing and office services departments. Throughout David’s tenure in leadership positions, he has cultivated proficiency in a variety of areas, including business analysis, information technology service management, client relationship management, executive management consulting, knowledge management and IT strategy. He has a proven track record of working collaboratively with executive management to lead strategic initiatives, seizes opportunities to implement new programs and processes to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, David served at the highest levels of leadership in the law firm industry, including as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the AmLaw 10 firm Sidley Austin and as Chief Administrative Officer and CIO at the regional law firm Bingham Greenebaum Doll. David is also a CPA and participated in financial audits while working in the services group of Arthur Andersen. 
David earned his M.B.A. from DePaul University’s Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

About Jackson Lewis 
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee. 
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