Morgan Stanley appoints chief legal officer
by Richard Kilner
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Morgan Stanley has announced that Francis P. Barron has joined the firm to act as its new chief legal officer.
He succeeds Gary G. Lynch, who will remain with the firm and retain his position as vice chairman, based in London.
Barron will be based in New York, and will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer James P. Gorman.
In a further move, Morgan Stanley has announced that Eric F. Grossman, general counsel of the Americas, global head of Litigation andgeneral counsel of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, has acquired a seat on the bank’s Management Committee.
Gorman has warmly welcomed Barron’s appointment, stating the firm would benefit from his advice and wisdom.
Gorman also praised Grossman and his new seat on the Management Committee, and paid tribute to the extraordinary work he has done for Morgan Stanley since joining the bank four years ago.