CHARLESTON – Jackson Kelly PLLC attorney Ellen S. Cappellanti has been elected as Deputy Managing Member of the firm, effective Aug. 1.

Cappellanti previously served as the Vice Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee and currently serves as the Leader of the Commercial Law Practice Group. The Deputy Managing Member is a newly created position for the firm and is intended to “groom” the firm’s next CEO for his/her role. Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the firm’s current CEO, Mike Foster, will be stepping down and returning to the full time practice of law.

This election makes Cappellanti Jackson Kelly’s first female to hold the top-level management position. As Deputy Managing Member, Cappellanti also joins the firm’s Executive Committee.

Cappellanti has been with the firm for more than 30 years and focuses her practice on assisting clients in a wide variety of commercial transactions, including financings, leasings, acquisitions and real estate development projects. She also regularly represents debtors, creditors and trustees in business bankruptcies and out of court restructurings.

Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm representing leading global corporations, national companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in areas of law such as environmental, business, labor and employment, federal and state workers’ compensation, civil litigation and occupational safety and health. The firm has offices in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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