Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Andrew R. Kruppa has been appointed managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. The managing partner role transitioned from Luis Reiter, who served more than ten years in the position, and will focus his attention more exclusively on his public finance practice.
“Andy is a highly regarded trial lawyer with a keen sense of firm culture and an unwavering commitment to client service. His energy, talent and strategic vision will be a key asset in this position,” said Mark J. Ruehlmann, Chairman and Global CEO of Squire Patton Boggs. “It is with deep respect and admiration that I thank Luis for his service to the firm. He has guided this office through a significant period of growth for our firm, while deepening our talent bench and strengthening our presence in the South Florida market and beyond.”
Mr. Kruppa is also the chair of the Litigation Practice Group in Miami, and focuses his practice in defense of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers where he has obtained a number of noteworthy outcomes in high-profile cases. Mr. Kruppa recently was recognized by Daily Business Review to its 2020 Florida Trailblazers list.
“Under Luis’s guidance, our Miami office has maintained our strong civic commitment and focus on delivering high-quality, high-value legal work,” said Mr. Kruppa. “I look forward to expanding and building upon the successes we have achieved as we embark on this next chapter.”
Playing an integral role in building up the firm’s Miami office, Mr. Reiter assumed the role as office managing partner in 2010. Mr. Reiter has extensive experience in all aspects of governmental and governmental/private finance, having served as bond counsel and represented underwriters and banks for nearly four decades.
“Throughout Andy’s career, he has proven to be the embodiment of so many of the qualities that we hold up as important within our firm,” said Mr. Reiter. “His leadership, judgment, global perspective, and commitment to service make him an excellent choice for the Miami office.”