Frost Brown Todd’s members have elected Adam Hall from the Cincinnati office to follow George Yund as the firm’s CEO when Yund steps down from that position next year. Under the terms of the firm’s operating agreement, Yund was not eligible to be re-elected to another term because he reached age 65 in April. Yund led the process of accelerating the selection of his successor, in order to give the firm’s management team time for a smooth transition until Hall assumes the CEO role on January 1, 2018.
“I’ve been honored to serve as the firm’s CEO for the past nine years,” said George Yund. “I have worked closely with Adam Hall, who has been a superb leader of our litigation department through a significant period of growth for the firm and our litigation practices. I look forward to returning more to the practice of law, and continuing to help the firm however I can, including my involvement in and around the Greater Cincinnati community.”
John Crockett of the firm’s Louisville office was re-elected as Chairman of the firm at yesterday’s meeting. Crockett and Yund have served as the top leadership team for the firm’s 500+ lawyers and 500 additional staff members since 2009, opening new offices in Dallas and Pittsburgh, expanding the firm’s presence in Indianapolis, Nashville and Columbus, and moving the firm’s large Cincinnati office to the Great American Tower.
CEO-elect Adam Hall said “It will be a true privilege to work with George on the transition, and our Chairman John Crockett going forward in leading the tremendously talented and dedicated Frost Brown Todd team across our eight-state footprint. I have greatly enjoyed serving our clients and firm during the last eight years in my role as litigation department chair, and I am excited about the opportunities to do the same in this new role.”
John Crockett said “It is a personal and professional privilege to work alongside George Yund on behalf of the firm, and Adam will be an outstanding successor when George steps down at the end of the year. Adam and other great partners on our leadership team have worked closely with us for many years, and I am excited for him to contribute his many talents to this important role for our firm’s continued success.”
Adam Hall is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve School of Law. Prior to joining the firm’s litigation department in 1991, he was a clerk for Judge S. Arthur Spiegel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Hall has represented the firm’s largest clients in complex litigation matters in many trials and appeals. He is an active member in the leadership of several community organizations in Cincinnati, where he lives with his wife Karla and three children.