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The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP ( has announced changes to the firm’s office and client service group leadership.

Carol Osborne succeeded Rodney F. Page as the managing partner of the London office, effective July 1. Osborne has 25 years of experience and focuses her practice in the corporate and transactions area. She joined Bryan Cave and the London office as a result of the firm’s combination with Holme Roberts & Owen in 2012 where she served as Chair of the Corporate Department. Page served as the managing partner in London beginning in 2010, having previously served at various times as the managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office, leader of the Strategic Growth Team and as a member of the Management Committee.

Constantin Achillas became managing partner of the firm’s Paris office on June 1, succeeding Joseph Smallhoover. Achillas, who joined the firm in 2013, also heads the litigation and arbitration teams in Paris. He has 25 years of experience primarily acting for large domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and insurance companies in the areas of banking and finance, project finance disputes, commercial and insurance disputes, distressed claims and white-collar crime. Smallhoover served as the managing partner in Paris since the office was established in 2008.

LaDawn Naegle became managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office on June 1, succeeding John C. Peirce. Naegle joined the firm in 1984. She is a federal securities lawyer with an active public company practice. She has served on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2011. Peirce served as the managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office since 2010.

In addition, the firm has made a client service group leadership change. Bruce Duffield, a partner based in the Chicago office, became leader of the Products Liability Client Service Group, effective June 1, succeeding Bettina Strauss. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Duffield’s experience includes the defense of manufacturers of a wide range of industrial, chemical, aviation, marine, automotive and consumer products. Strauss had served as the group’s leader since 2006.

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 attorneys across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.

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