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Jim Stapleton Joins Blank Rome as Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that James (“Jim”) Stapleton has joined the Firm as Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer. In this role, Jim will be responsible for leading the Firm’s business development, marketing, client service, and branding efforts across all practices and geographies to help the Firm achieve its strategic objectives. He will be resident in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., office.

Jim has extensive experience leading the business development and marketing functions at top law firms. Most recently, he served as Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer of Dickinson Wright, previously holding the same role at Littler Mendelson and Fenwick & West. Earlier in his career, he focused his marketing and business development roles in the Technology, InfoComm, and Entertainment and Media practices for leading accounting and consulting firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim to Blank Rome,” said Grant S. Palmer, Blank Rome’s Managing Partner and CEO. “Jim is an accomplished leader, skilled at developing and implementing effective marketing and client service initiatives and teams. We are committed to servicing our clients at the highest level and we are confident that Jim’s experience will greatly enhance our efforts.”

“I am very excited to make the move to Blank Rome,” added Jim. “I have been impressed by the Firm’s growth over the past several years and its strong strategic plan for the future. Additionally, it was clear to me that the Firm has a highly collaborative culture—both among its professionals and with its clients. I’m looking forward to joining such an accomplished team and helping the Firm and its clients continue to meet their goals.”