Fox Rothschild Names New Office Managing Partners in California, Nevada, New Jersey and PennsylvaniaApril 1, 2011 – Press Releases
The 500-attorney national law firm Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce it has appointed four new office managing partners effective April 1. Assuming the roles of office managing partner in their respective offices are: Brett A. Axelrod, Las Vegas; Keith I. Chrestionson, San Francisco; Stanley L. Goodman, Roseland, N.J.; and Craig A. Styer, Chester County, Pa.
“We look forward to the leadership and guidance of the new office managing partners as the firm – and the individual offices – continue to grow and thrive,” said Mark Silow, administrative partner of the firm. “Office managing partners are vital to the firm’s growth strategy and the services we provide to our clients. We have great confidence in our newly appointed office managing partners’ abilities to help fulfill the firm’s goals of continuing to attract top-notch legal talent while exceeding the expectations of our clients on a daily basis.”
The office managing partner oversees the day-to-day office operations and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, which sets overall firm policy. Axelrod assumes the role in Las Vegas; Chrestionson assumes the role in San Francisco from David F. Faustman; Goodman assumes the role in Roseland from Theodore M. Eisenberg; and Styer assumes the role in Chester County from Michael S. Harrington.
Axelrod focuses her bankruptcy practice on the representation of Chapter 11 debtors, unsecured creditors’ committees and purchasers of bankruptcy assets and has worked on some of the largest bankruptcy cases in Nevada. She has a broad range of experience in insolvency and corporate restructuring matters.
Active in professional organizations, Axelrod is the director of Turnaround Management Association of Nevada and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. In 2008 she was named Bankruptcy Practitioner of the Year by Turnaround Management Association of Nevada. Axelrod earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1993 and her B.S., with honors, from California State University, Northridge, in 1990.
Chrestionson practices in labor and employment litigation and counseling and has a wide range of experience serving employers in the retail, staffing and manufacturing industries. With an extensive background in business administration and accounting, he brings business sense to his employment counseling, determining the overarching business issues that may impact a particular issue or dispute and advising clients accordingly.
In addition to his litigation practice, Chrestionson serves as a San Francisco and Contra Costa County Fee Resolution Arbitrator and as a panelist for the San Francisco County Bar Association’s Early Settlement Program. He earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Goodman is co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department and represents management clients on issues of labor relations, employment discrimination and wrongful termination. Named as one of the leading labor and employment attorneys in New Jersey by Chambers USA, he has extensive employment litigation experience, with a particular emphasis in matters involving whistle-blowers, race and age discrimination and breach of contract before administrative agencies and state and federal courts, including successful jury trials. He also provides advice and counsel to employers throughout the country in a wide range of industries.
Goodman is on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is the co-author of New Jersey Employment Law, a treatise published by West Publishing Company. He earned his J.D. from New York University in 1977 and his B.A. from Columbia College in 1974.
Styer solves business disputes for clients, successfully handling shareholder disputes, real estate, insurance coverage, probate litigation and complex business litigation matters. He also represents clients on a wide range of employment issues. Within the firm, Styer serves on the firm’s Partnership Advancement Committee.
A lifelong resident of Chester County, Styer serves on the boards of the Chester County Bar Association (currently as Secretary), Chester County Economic Development Council and Widener University School of Law. He previously served on the boards of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and his local youth organization. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 1990 and his B.A. from Dickinson College in 1987.