Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that the firm has elected veteran leader, Greg Curran, as Chairman of the Firm. Greg is a longstanding member of the firm’s Executive Committee and has most recently served as Chair of the firm’s Business Section. Jeff Grantham, another tenured leader of the firm, was elected as Vice-Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer. Jeff is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and has served as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Section.
Greg will succeed Mark Drew who served as Managing Shareholder of the firm for the last decade. Mark has been appointed as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the firm’s long-time client, Protective Life Corporation. With this appointment, Mark will continue a legacy of Maynard Cooper alumni leadership at Protective Life.
“Mark has been a great leader for the firm for the past ten years and he will be missed. We will stay true to our culture and remain focused on executing the firm’s strategic plan. Providing value to our clients and our people will be at the center of all we do,” said Greg Curran.
In the past decade, Maynard Cooper has experienced significant growth, expanding across Alabama into key markets including Huntsville and Mobile, and expanding outside the state to meet client needs with the opening of an office in San Francisco. The firm has grown from 145 attorneys in 2006 to 240 today.
Jeff Grantham commented, “We are grateful for Mark’s years of leadership. He will be a great asset to Protective Life’s management team. He has set a high bar but the firm is blessed with distinguished clients and a deep bench of talented individuals. We will continue to focus on the needs of our clients, invest in our talent, and execute on growth opportunities.”
Plans are already in motion to ensure a seamless transition. Mark Drew will continue working at the law firm throughout the next several weeks to provide his support to the new leadership.