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Frost Brown Todd LLC (FBT) congratulates John R. Crockett, III on the announcement of his new position as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Company. The utilities announced today that Crockett, who has been FBT’s chairman for the past nine years, will join the company in early January.

Pursuant to its operating agreement, FBT will choose Crockett’s successor via a Nominating Committee and voting process among its members. 

“It has been a privilege to work side-by-side with John for the past nine years,” said FBT Chief Executive Officer George Yund. “He has been a dynamic leader who has fostered a collaborative, client-first culture that has set our firm on a course for long-term success. While we are pleased for John about his new opportunity, we will miss his presence and many contributions to the FBT team that he has done so much to build. We wish him all the best.”  

Crockett joined Brown Todd & Heyburn in 1990. The firm merged with Frost & Jacobs in 2000 to become Frost Brown Todd LLC. Crockett became the firm’s chairman in 2009, succeeding Ed Glasscock. During Crockett’s tenure as chairman, the firm expanded to Indianapolis, Dallas and Pittsburgh, in addition to continuing to grow in its existing markets. With more than 500 lawyers, FBT has grown to become one of the largest law firms in Mid America. 

“For nearly 30 years, Frost Brown Todd has been my home,” Crockett said. “It has been a personal and professional privilege to help lead the firm in a period of such significant growth, and I can’t imagine a more gratifying experience in private practice. I am honored to step from one outstanding organization to another, and look forward to this new opportunity with such a great company and corporate citizen.”   

Crockett’s responsibilities at the firm include driving the firm’s growth and strategic planning, merger opportunities, ancillary business ventures, and new business opportunities. Crockett also serves on the firm’s Executive and Compensation Committees, as will his successor.